BEIRUT: The Future parliamentary bloc made another call Monday for Hezbollah to withdraw its fighters from Syria, saying the party’s intervention alongside regime forces has paved the way for strife in Lebanon.
The bloc also said that the city of Tripoli, where twin car bombings killed at least 47 people, would continue its struggle against the Syrian regime’s influence in the country.
“Lebanon's doors were open to strife and evil on every corner the day Hezbollah went on a mission from Lebanon, going beyond its country's interest and the national agreements to engage in an armed struggle in Syria alongside the murderous regime,” the bloc said in a statement read by MP Samir Jisr.
“We call on Hezbollah to prevent the people of Lebanon and Syria from suffering further evil and crisis and withdraw from Syria to return the nation under the authority of the state, particularly when it comes to security affairs and arms in a gradual evaluation of its path and goals,” the statement added.
The Future bloc headed by MP Fouad Siniora held an urgent meeting Monday to discuss the recent developments in Tripoli after Friday’s twin car bombing targeting two mosques in the northern city.
The deadly attack came days after a car bomb ripped through the Ruwaiss neighborhood of Beirut’s southern suburbs killing 30 people.
The bloc said the Tripoli bombings would not damage the unity of Lebanese in confronting criminals and people trying to destabilize the nation.
" Tripoli was and still is fighting the murderous Syrian regime for decades and decades in defense of the nation, coexistence, Arabic and Islam without caring for sectarian, confessional and divisive efforts,” it said.
The Future bloc also stressed on the need to form a technical, non-political government in order to face the dangers surrounding Lebanon.
“The formation of a government based on the Baabda Declaration and committed to distancing Lebanon from regional and international conflicts to prevent negative repercussions as a result of tensions and regional crises has become an issue that should be dealt with immediately to face the dangers,” the statement said.
Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam has been struggling to form a new Cabinet for over four months in the face of conditions and counter-conditions by rival groups.