Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri tweeted Tuesday that summoning Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea to appear before the Intelligence Directorate is “absurd.”
“It leads to further divisions in the country and to using state administrations to serve revenge policies,” he said.
Hariri stressed on the importance of abiding with the requirements of national interest and on preserving civil peace, adding that he has deliberately chosen to be “absent” from the repercussions of the Tayyouneh incident, because he “refuses to engage in an absurd conflict.”
“We refuse to line up on the frontlines of civil war and its sectarian divisions, and to return to the language of security sniping and seizing political opportunities,” he said.
Geagea was on Monday summoned to testify as a “witness” in the case of the Tayyouneh-Ain al-Remmaneh deadly incidents. He was notified through an Intelligence Directorate agent who posted a notice on a wall at his headquarters in Maarab.
Geagea said he will not testify in the case if Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is not also summoned.