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Geagea to Berri: Your Concerns are Highly Valued but... 'Some Love Kills'

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea responded Monday to Speaker Nabih Berri's complaints that he is allegedly inciting some political parties to shift to the opposition with regard to the government formation.

“My dear friend Speaker Nabih Berri. I very much value your concern (for the Lebanese Forces) these days namely that you have saved no opportunity to mention us but... some love kills,” said Geagea sarcastically via twitter, using a well-known expression from Arabic literature.

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Geagea Reassures Jumblat in Phone Call with Democratic Gathering MP

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has held phone talks with a member of MP Walid Jumblat's Democratic Gathering parliamentary bloc, in which he told him that the LF does not approve of statements by some FPM officials who hinted that “there would be cooperation with other parties in the Druze community,” a media report said Wednesday.

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Geagea: Aoun is Pragmatic, His Election as President 'Unpleasant' for Hizbullah

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea stressed on Monday that the arrival of MP Michel Aoun to the post of presidency is “not favorable” for Hizbullah, as he stressed that the General (Aoun) is pragmatic in politics and does not adopt the strategy of Hizbullah.

Replying to a question on whether his support for Aoun means that he has become a partner of Hizbullah, Geagea said in an interview to the Cairo-based CBC TV: “General Aoun is pragmatic. Before 2005 he was against the Syrian tutelage and against Hizbullah. He has played a major role in the issuance of the US law on the accountability of Syria and has went personally to the Congress where he testified against the tutelage authority at the time.

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Geagea: Electing Aoun Puts Taef Accord into Implementation

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea stated on Friday that Lebanon is in front of a chance to have a president chosen by the Lebanese themselves putting the Taef Accord on the track of implementation, as he voiced hopes that all parliamentary blocs elect MP Michel Aoun during the next presidential election session.

“We will have a president chosen by the Lebanese. We have a real entity now. The presidential path is going the right way and I am optimistic,” said Geagea after a meeting he held with Change and Reform bloc head and presidential hopeful MP Michel Aoun at Rabieh.

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Geagea Discusses Presidential Developments with French Diplomat

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Monday discussed the latest developments regarding the presidential file with a visiting French delegation, state-run National News Agency reported.

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Geagea Says LF's Nomination of Aoun was a 'Game Changer'

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announced Wednesday that the LF's endorsement of Free Patriotic Movement founder MP Michel Aoun's presidential nomination was a “game changer” in the Lebanese political arena.

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Geagea: We Do not Agree with Berri over Package Deal

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said on Tuesday that the package deal suggested by Speaker Nabih Berri, was flatly inadmissible, stressing that MP Michel Aoun will not negotiate any settlement to help him reach the presidential post.

“There cannot be a new national contract at every due date,” said Geagea from Bkirki after a meeting with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.

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Geagea: Qaa Families Held Arms to Support Army

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea stated on Wednesday that the families of the eastern town of al-Qaa armed themselves after the suicide bombings that struck their town mainly to support the Lebanese army in its fight to eradicate terrorism.

“The lawful arms that you were obliged to carry after terrorism struck your doors was solely to support the legal powers in their efforts to expel assaults,” said Geagea in a televised appearance addressing families of the victims of the al-Qaa bombings.

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Geagea Decries 'Major War' on LF, FPM in Elections, Says Both Mustaqbal, Hizbullah against Maarab Agreement

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announced Wednesday that the LF and the Free Patriotic Movement faced a “major war” from all parties in the latest municipal polls, noting that both al-Mustaqbal movement and Hizbullah are against the LF-FPM rapprochement.

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Hbeish, Geagea in Heated Dispute over Qoubaiyat Municipal Polls

Tensions were high on Friday between Mustaqbal Movement MP Hadi Hbeish and Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea over Sunday's municipal elections in the northern town of Qoubaiyat.

Geagea had stated earlier during the day that it would be inevitable that the elections take on a political turn if it seeks to advance its developmental ambitions to which Hbeish later said that the residents of the town themselves will further its aspirations.

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