Lebanon MP MP calls Aoun’s statement to As Safir shameful


MP Antoine Zahra,, a key member of the Lebanese Forces parliamentary bloc told Future TV on Wednesday that Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun’s alleged request—as reported in As-Safir newspaper last week—for Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah “to change the rules of the game” is shameful and serves petty political aims.

As-Safir also reported that Aoun told Nasrallah that there are military groups, especially among the Christians—a possible reference to the Kataeb Party and LF—that want to change the status quo in Christian areas.

Zahra also warned against “any possible military maneuvers that could destroy Lebanon,” saying that Israel and Hezbollah could trigger a regional conflict.

Zahra’s comment comes after Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea warned Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun that he will be ” held responsible for any acts of violence that may be waged against any Christian area.”

Geagea added: “Why weren’t the rules of the game changed in the 2009 parliamentary elections? This means that Aoun is asking Nasrallah to use force to change the rules of the game.”



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