Hariri: Arms proliferation law does not targets any particular group


Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said during a Monday Iftar that his call to apply the law to resolve the issue of weapons proliferation is not directed at any particular side.

This comes after cabinet last Wednesday agreed to form a commission to deal with arms proliferation in the country following the clashes in the Beirut neighborhood of Borj Abi Haidar last Tuesday night between supporters of the the pro-Syrian Association of Islamic Charitable Projects—also known as Al-Ahbash—and the Iranian backed Hezbollah militants , leading to the death of three people, including Hezbollah official Mohammad Fawwaz.

The PM released a statement following the Iftar that no part of Lebanon can be “immune to the application of the law.”

He reiterated that the cabinet must act swiftly to prevent the Bourj Abi Haidar clashes from happening again.

In another statement, Hariri stated that he asked President Michel Suleiman to convene a meeting of the Higher Defense Council to discuss the issue of arms proliferation in Lebanon.

Hariri’s request comes after chairing a meeting of the ministerial commission tasked with addressing weapons proliferation.

On Sunday, Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad slammed those who he said are exploiting the Borj Abi Haidar incident to promote sectarian strife in Beirut.

“Some people are insisting on making statements with slogans and incitement that only serve to fuel the fire of division and strife. These voices are not keen to protect society, the people or the state, irrespective of (the call to) protect society and build the state,” Raad said about Hariri without naming him.



2 responses to “Hariri: Arms proliferation law does not targets any particular group”

  1. raad my question to you is why dont you contain your subordinates. why do you have such disorganisation in your organisation.

    why is it that any law that brings about structure, you shrug it off.

    why is lawlessness more your method of communication rather than lawfullness.

    in order to stop attacks against you, you need to stop attacking and for god sake, leave your guns at home when you pray.

  2. The call to resolve the issue of weapons by Mr Hariri is of utmost importance for if left unresolved ,there will be instability and civil strife!This is the way to build a state which is concerned with the welfare of its people!Cooperation is needed ,not fiery speeches and attacks!

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