National Dialogue Party Chairman Fouad Makhzoumi urged the Lebanese leaders to support Suleiman’s call for calm.
Makhzoumi warned that ” the political tension between the Lebanese leaders will be reflected between the Lebanese people in the street” stressing that ” these controversies will have a negative impact on the national economy, leading to further disruption in the institutions and all sectors of economic and service necessary to serve the interests of citizens. ”
Makzoumi stressed that such tension will only serve the interest of Israel.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman called yesterday for calm and away from the media as was agreed upon during the national dialogue sessions, ” according to local press reports.
His comment comes after Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made a fiery speech last Friday in which he called the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) an” Israeli project” that aims at targeting the party and inciting sectarian strife in Lebanon.
Nasrallah’ speech outraged March 14 MPs and created a lot of political tension in Lebanon
Suleiman has been meeting with several Lebanese leaders with the aim of reducing the tension in the country. He met on Tuesday with several Prime Minister Saad Hariri, General Michel Aoun, Future bloc parliamentary leader and former PM MP Fouad Siniora and Hezbollah parliamentary bloc leader MP Mohammad Raad. Today he met with former Lebanese president and Phalange party leader Amin Gemayel, Marada leader MP Suleiman Frangieh and Minister Boutros Harb.