Rahi: International Conference Calls Meant to Face Coup Situation

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara el-Rahi said Saturday that his calls for a UN-sponsored international conference for Lebanon are meant to face a “coup situation” in the country.

“Our calls for a UN-sponsored international conference are to face a coup situation. Leaving the situation as it is while the state collapses and people get devastated is completely unacceptable for us,” said Rahi addressing crowds of Lebanese who came to Bkirki to support his calls.

“No two can disagree that failure to abide by neutrality involves us in problems. The independent Lebanese entity is based on neutrality,” he added.

On the outcome required from an international conference, Rahi said: “What do we want from an international conference? We want it to stabilize the Lebanese entity which is seriously endangered. We want it to support the democratic system, freedom and justice. We want it to announce Lebanon’s neutralization. We want it to take all measures needed to implement all international decisions for Lebanon to save Lebanon’s sovereignty and allow the Lebanese state to spread its authority on all Lebanese regions. We want it to support the Lebanese army to make it capable of solely defending the country.”

The Patriarch also voiced rejection of any attempt to naturalize Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, pushing for the return of Syrian refugees back home.

“We want the international conference to set a clear plan preventing the naturalization of Palestinians, and to return the Syrian refugees back home,” he said.

With enthusiasm, the crowds cheered as Rahi’s word echoed.

He urged the Lebanese to seek their rightful rights to live in dignity.

“No right shall be wasted. I understand your pain and anger well. I understand your revolt. Do not stay silent about politicizing the judiciary. Do not stay silent about illegal arms. Do not stay silent about innocents kept in prisons, or the naturalization of Palestinians. Do not stay silent about the coup against the state and system. Do not stay silent about the delayed government formation, or about reforms or our martyrs. Do not stay silent about illegal arms.”

“We liberated the land, so let us liberate the state from everything that hinders its authority and its performance. The greatness of the liberation and resistance movements in the world fall in the interest of the state and its legitimacy,” he concluded.

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  • Yesterday

    Rahi: We liberated the land, so let us liberate the state from everything that hinders its authority and its performance. The greatness of the liberation and resistance movements in the world fall in the interest of the state and its legitimacy.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: The Patriarch does not differentiate between the Lebanese.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: No right shall be wasted. I understand your pain and anger well. I understand your revolt. Do not keep silent about politicizing the judiciary. Do not keep silent about illegal arms. do not keep silent about innocents kept in prisons, or the naturalization of Palestinians. Do not keep silent about the coup against the state and system. Do not keep silent about the delayed government formation, or about reforms or our martyrs.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: You are the future of Lebanon and Lebanon is your future. Lebanon is for everyone and everyone if for Lebanon.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: In this edifice, the Christian and Muslim leaders tasked Patriarch Howayek in Versailles in 1919 to speak on behalf of the Lebanese demanding the State of Greater Lebanon.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: A respectful state does not accept to have armies other than its own.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: My calls are meant to renew our presence and to revive the scattered and obstructed Lebanese state.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: We have the right to live in dignity in our own country.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: We want the international conference to set a clear plan preventing the naturalization of Palestinians, and to return the Syrian refugees back home.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: What do we want from an international conference? We want it to stabilize the Lebanese entity which is seriously endangered. We want it to support the democratic system, freedom and justice. We want it to announce Lebanon’s neutralization. We want it to take all measures needed to implement all international decisions for Lebanon to save Lebanon’s sovereignty and allow the Lebanese state to spread its authority on all Lebanese regions. We want it to support the Lebanese army to make it capable of solely defending the country.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: Our calls for a UN-sponsored international conference are to face a coup situation.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: Leaving the situation as it is while the state collapses and people devastated is completely unacceptable for us.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: You are all here to back the call to internationalize Lebanon. All other suggestions to solve the problem went in vain.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: We renew our calls for Lebanon’s neutrality.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: No two can disagree that failure to abide by neutrality involves us in problems. The independent Lebanese entity is based on neutrality.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: May god almighty protect everyone from coronavirus, and let us stand in silence to mourn all those who died of the virus and of the Beirut port explosion.

  • Yesterday

    Rahi: Long live Lebanon the strong. Beloved you came to Bkirki from all over Lebanon despite the threat of coronavirus to support the calls for UN-sponsored international conference and neutralizing Lebanon. You are here to demand that Lebanon be saved and we shall all save Lebanon together.

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