| 24 February 2024, Saturday |

Geagea accuses FPM of “lying” when they claim to work for Christians’ rights

Lebanese Forces Chief, Samir Geagea, accused the Free Patiotic Movement (FPM) of “lying” when they claim to work for the rights of Christians, saying: “It is a new lie when the Free Patriotic Movement claims to work for the rights of Christians after the lies of liberation, the sovereignty of the Lebanese state, the prevention of illegal weapons, and after the lies of reform and change.”

Geagea criticized the FPM’s understanding with its allies during the past four years, saying: “You shared quotas with them and exchanged barter with them, which led to the ruin of the country and the Christians with it.”

“Those who say that they are working to achieve the rights of Christians must work first to establish sovereignty, restore the strategic decision of the state and enable it to play its role, because here lies the actual rights of Christians, and they have to watch over the management of the state away from theft, corruption, neglect, clientelism and self-interest,” he added.

“Contrary to what some have suggested about the nature of the current crisis, the current problem is not a problem of powers between presidencies or a sectarian problem, but rather a conflict of narrow interests, influence and power,” he concluded.

  • NNA