It was stated in “Nidaa Al-Watan”:
The head of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, responded to the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, who spoke at length yesterday afternoon, calling for broad normalization with the Bashar al-Assad regime to return the displaced, promising internal normalization with the presidential vacuum, and refusing that the caretaker government appoint a new ruler. The Central Bank, in addition to retaining the option of security escalation with Israel in response to what is happening in Gaza.
On the subject of the displaced Syrians, Geagea told “Nidaa Al-Watan”: “There is no longer a need to name these displaced or refugees. Rather, we must call them from now on the Syrians in Lebanon, and the applicable laws must be applied to them. There are areas in Syria inhabited by about 3 and a half million One million Syrian citizens in the north and east of the country are not under the control of the regime, so that opposition Syrians can move in. Circumstances have changed, and everyone knows that Bashar al-Assad does not want the return of Syrians from Lebanon to their homes due to strategic, demographic and political considerations. He also does not want the return of Syrians from Jordan and Turkey. Although Jordan did not completely break with the Assad regime, and played a key role in bringing it back to the Arab League, any Syrian refugee in Jordan did not return to his homeland.
Geagea added, “I do not know how Nasrallah jumps over the facts to propose a solution that is not a solution to establish the legitimacy of the Assad regime by calling on the caretaker government to establish normal political relations with Syria.” Regarding Nasrallah’s statement: “They went to al-Assad before the summit, what are we waiting for? Best for you… Let the ministers go with the security personnel and sit for days in Damascus to deal with the file of the displaced,” Geagea commented: “All of this has been tried on several ministerial and non-ministerial levels, but it has not led to Any result, and begging Assad will not work.” He continued, “Now, the issue of the displaced is a Lebanese sovereign decision, and they must be classified and arranged on the basis of who can stay in Lebanon, and who should be deported. The responsibility of the government, in which Hezbollah participates, is to make the decision to return the Syrians.”--
Regarding Nasrallah’s call for normalization with the presidential vacuum, Geagea said: “As long as Nasrallah is keen on electing a president for the republic, why has he suspended the elections for 6 months? And why don’t they call for a session to elect the president? They don’t call for a session because their candidate cannot profit, and therefore he preaches.” Nasrallah in the void.
As for Nasrallah’s refusal for a caretaker government to appoint a new governor for the Central Bank, Geagea replied: “Theoretically, this is true. The caretaker government cannot make appointments at all, and it is not entitled to meet except for emergency matters. But with the ruler’s term approaching to end and his status as a defendant, it is not There is more urgency than the government’s duty to appoint a new ruler. Any change in the status of the Central Bank can improve the situation of any Lebanese in any region. Public administrations can conduct business, but the Central Bank cannot do that, rather it needs to fully exercise its role.
Finally, regarding Nasrallah’s discussion of the developments in the Gaza Strip and his declaration that “Hezbollah is now providing limited assistance, and is ready for a larger step when necessary,” Geagea said: “Nasrallah confiscates once again the decision of the people and the government, which is a sovereign decision par excellence. Sayyid Hassan is part of the government.” And any decision must be taken at its table, otherwise this will be considered an additional infringement on the Lebanese people.