“Daesh (ISIS) will not have any political backing or weight in Lebanon because of Lebanon’s mosaics and diversified social fabrics," said Geagea. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has played down fears that the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) which took over control of large territory in Syria and Iraq lately, would gain a foothold in Lebanon, saying its presence is limited to a few individuals and small cells.Asked to comment on presidential vacuum, Geagea, who is March 14's candidate to the top post, reiterated accusations that rival Christian leader, Gen. Michel Aoun, of the Free Patriotic Movement is blocking the election, at the behest of Hezbollah.Geagea revealed that he had put forward the names of former president and head of the Kataeb party Amin Gemayel and Telecommunication Minister Boutros Harb as plausible candidates to run for presidency, a suggestion that was rejected by Aoun.
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