BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora called Wednesday for unity among Lebanese in light of a possible military intervention by the West in Syria over a recent alleged chemical weapons attack in Lebanon's neighbor.
“The country and the region, particularly Syria, are in these hours going through a dangerous stage as storms and hurricanes are looming in the horizon,” Siniora said, in an address to the Lebanese people.
“This is a time for unity and not for distancing from each other: this is a time for solidarity and not dissonance... this is a time for wisdom and not recklessness,” he said in his message.
The U.S. has threatened to “punish” the regime of President Bashar Assad and is considering a military response over last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Eastern Ghota, outside the Syrian capital.
Siniora said past experiences in Lebanon had shown that the co-existence among the Lebanese is what allows them to spare the country repercussions from regional crises.
“The Lebanese should work together to keep Lebanon away from conflicts in the region and spare it from the repercussions from the coming dangers and evils,” he said.