The President of the Kataeb Party, Samy Gemayel.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:05 A.M.) – The leader of the Kata’eb Party, Sami Gemayel, stated during a press conference on Monday that he wants Saad Hariri to quickly return to Lebanon in order to help disarm Hezbollah’s military wing.

“Hariri should return quickly to Lebanon to put his stances into practice from Lebanese territory regarding the constitutional or political steps that he wants to take. We want Hariri to make his steps in Lebanon and not from any other place,” Gemayel stated as quoted by Naharnet.

“The previous settlement ceded the country and its decision to the others and that’s why we reached this dilemma,” Gemayel claimed in reference to Hezbollah.

The Kata’eb leader called for “neutralizing Lebanon in the ongoing conflicts and refraining from interfering in the affairs of Arab countries.”

“We will not say that we will disarm Hezbullah tomorrow but a roadmap should be devised to hand over the weapons and restore the state’s sovereignty,” Gemayel continued.

“Hezbullah has a responsibility towards Lebanon because it’s a Lebanese party and its members are Lebanese. It must understand the gravity of the situation and help itself and the Lebanese to spare the country disasters,” he concluded.

Gemayel has been a long standing critic of Hezbollah and their military wing; he believes the Lebanese group should be fully disarmed in order to strengthen the government.

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Ivan Ivanovsky
Ivan Ivanovsky
2017-11-14 10:56

Wat morons to suggest disarming Hezbollah.
A militant group highly equipped and trained and more powerful than the Lebanese Army who by the way are now battle-hardened veterans of the Syrian Civil War.
And you really believe you can disarm them?
The gun is more powerful than the politician mind you.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux
2017-11-14 10:56

It’s clear that HB’s armed branch is a problem for Lebanese sovereignty. All other militias in Lebanon but them have accepted the 2006 UN resolution, it’s simply unacceptable in any country to have a political party running its own army independently from the state. Now, maybe the armed branch can be incorporated in Lebanese and/or Syrian armies but keeping the actual status can ONLY end with the re-birth of Phalanges and other militias and end resuming a civil war and/or another Israeli intervention as HB manifesto vows the destruction of this state. I agree absolutely that HB’s armed branch was… Read more »

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brdlip
2017-11-14 11:51
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Other militias at the time had no choice but disarm or go annihilated. Hezbollah singlehandedly defeated Israel, and Lebanon Army currently hasn’t the force to safeguard its own territory: no air force, no artillery, no air defence, outdated armoured vehicles, poor training. Only option is asymmetrical war, which Hezbollah is so much better at. The sectarian divide (phalanx 2.0) is a political suicide (and militarily is a dead end against Hezbollah). Threats from Israel have the sole effect to reinforce the desperate need for Hezbollah’s presence. There are other examples of heavily armed parties: Kurds. And, they endlessly stir up… Read more »

joris
joris
2017-11-14 14:22
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

yaaaaawn

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LidMad88
2017-11-14 14:27
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Hasbara shill, nobody cares about your idiotic ramblings.

Truth
Truth
2017-11-14 14:46
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Disarming Hezbollah is handing Lebanon to the Zionist Israeli Junta. No thanks. If Israel commits to respecting Lebanon’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, especially by returning the illegally occupied Sheba Farms and stopping its repeated incursions inside Lebanon’s airspace as per the same UNSC Resolution, then one might consider totally integrating Hezbollah into the Lebanese Army. It has to be underlined however, that Hezbollah already co-ordinates all of its military actions with and in support of the Lebanese National Army and therefore there is really no need to modify the status quo.

Takuto
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2017-11-14 15:41
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Remember the Yougoslav war. Kroatia disarmed according to political agreement and suffered a heavy death toll thereafter, for years. The Slovenians kept their arms and had only one battle thereafter, which they won, and the war was over for them.