Hezbollah Chief Warns Samir Geagea’s Far-Right Party against Miscalculations
- October, 19, 2021 - 09:00
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Hezbollah Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah described Samir Geagea’s far-right Lebanese Forces (LF) party as the “biggest threat” to Christians in the country, warning the former militia group against “miscalculations” that would plunge the country into a civil war.
“The biggest threat to the Christian presence in Lebanon and the security of the Christian community is the Forces party," Nasrallah said on Monday, stressing that "the Lebanese Forces party's project to create civil war in the country.”
He made the remarks in a televised speech, a few days after deadly violence targeted a Hezbollah gathering in protest against a judge’s investigation of last year's Beirut Port explosion.
The violence saw Geagea’s militias firing on Hezbollah’s supporters, leaving at least seven people dead and 60 others injured.
While “our main war is with the Zionist occupiers,” the party is seeking to falsely portray Hezbollah as Lebanese Christians’ adversary, noted the Hezbollah chief.
This is while Lebanese Christians can ask their coreligionists in Syria, where Hezbollah has been assisting the army against Takfiri terrorists, “about Hezbollah’s treatment of them” and find out how the movement defended the Syrian Christian community, Nasrallah said.
“We are not considered to be any threat against you, but the Lebanese Forces’ party and its chief are sources of danger to you,” he stated.
Nasrallah, meanwhile, said his movement reserved the right to protest attempts at “politicization” of the Beirut Port blast.
Source: Press TV