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Geagea Slams those 'Attempting to Destabilize Economy because it Abides by Int'l Policies'

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea defended on Friday Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh in wake of the decisions of two Lebanese banks to suspend the accounts of two Hizbullah MPs.

He said in a statement: “Lebanon should be spared from those attempting to destabilize the economy simply because it is committed to international policies.”

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Geagea Urges Heavy Turnout in Municipal Polls

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea underlined on Saturday the importance of the upcoming municipal polls in wake of the regional unrest.

He said in a statement on the eve of the elections: “I call for a heavy turnout in Beirut, the Bekaa, and later other districts as the polls are a major victory for Lebanon.”

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Geagea on Armenian Genocide Anniversary: Massacres of Past Remind us of Ones Committed Today

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea remarked on Friday that massacres of the 21st century would not have been committed had the Armenian genocide been recognized.

He said during an LF ceremony marking the genocide: “The massacres of the past remind us of the ones being committed today and the international community must intervene to thwart them.”

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Geagea: How Can World Powers Combat the IS and Remain Silent over Syrian Regime?

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Tuesday the double standards adopted by the international community in combating terrorism, saying that they “overlook certain forms of terror due to their personal interests.”

He said during a conference on terrorism held in Maarab: “How can these powers combat the Islamic State group and still remain silent over the regime of Bashar Assad?”

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Geagea: It is Unfortunate that Hizbullah Does Not Want to Hold Presidential Elections

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea renewed his accusation that Hizbullah does not want to hold the presidential elections.

“Two months after our endorsement of Change and Reform bloc chief MP Michel Aoun's run for the presidency, the party has not not move its little finger to elect him,” he noted during an LF dinner banquet in Batroun on Saturday.

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Geagea: Cabinet is Better Off Resigning if it Can't Resolve Hizbullah's Fighting Abroad

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea criticized the statement issued by the cabinet on Monday on Lebanon's crisis with Saudi Arabia, saying that it “failed to hit the nail on the head” regarding Hizbullah's involvement in foreign conflicts.

He said during a press conference on Tuesday: “The cabinet is better off resigning if it cannot properly resolve Hizbullah's fighting in conflicts abroad.”

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Hariri Meets Salam, Top Officials: My Stay in Lebanon Will Be Longer this Time around

Head of the Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri held talks on Monday with several officials on the second day of his return to Lebanon after nearly a yearlong absence.

He met at the Grand Serail with Prime Minister Tammam Salam, telling reporters that “this time around my stay in the country will be longer than the last.”

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Geagea Urges International Community to Intervene to 'Halt Massacres in Syria'

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea held on Wednesday the international community responsible for the prolongation of the war in Syria, labeling the developments in the country as a “major humanitarian tragedy.”

He urged via Twitter the international community to “intervene quickly in Syria to halt the massacres taking place there.”

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Geagea to Nasrallah: If March 8 Won Nominations Battle, then it Must Attend Feb. 8 Polls

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea urged on Saturday the March 8 camp to head to parliament on February 8 to take part in the presidential elections.

He said via Twitter: “If Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah believes that the camp achieved a victory in the presidential nominations, why doesn't his camp head to the polls in February?”

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Report: Maarab Meeting Sparks Confusion among March 8, 14 Camps

The Maarab meeting that saw Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea endorse long-term rival Change and Reform bloc chief MP Michel Aoun as president has created “confusion” among the March 8 and 14 coalitions, reported the Kuwaiti al-Anba daily on Sunday.

Independent parliamentary sources told the daily that this “confusion” prompted the two camps to halt their “drive in endorsing either Aoun or Marada Movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh as president.”

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