The Phalange party which is headed by former Lebanese president Amin Gemayel issued a statement on Monday in which it condemned Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s Sunday speech marking the day of Ashura. The statement stated
– Nasrallah’s call for Christian parties to engage in calm dialogue, was a warning to Christians.
– Hezbollah involves Lebanon in wars, which, negatively affect the country’s sovereignty and independence.
– Not allowing the Internal Security Forces (ISF) to immediately investigate the Haret Hraik explosion on Saturday proves Hezbollah’s intention to violate Lebanon’s sovereignty
-Nasrallah’s call for truce between Lebanese parties is a way to avoid the national dialogue session and to avoid discussing the party’s arms.
The party reiterated its commitment to Lebanese institutions and UN Security Council Resolutions 1701 and 1559. It also said that it sticks to its position against Article 6 of Ministerial Statement, which pertains to Hezbollah and its arms.