Interior Minister Nuhad Machnouk said on Sunday that there is no legitimacy to Hezbollah’s weapons in the absence of a national defense strategy in the face of Israel.
During a ceremony in honor of Mount Lebanon Governor Mohammad Mekkaoui held in Beirut in the presence of Mufti of the Republic, Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian, Minister Machnouk deemed that no decision passes in Lebanon without the capital’s consent.
He added that Beirut is the capital that draws the Lebanese together, in addition to being a meeting place for all Arabs, noting that “through our strength and steadfastness, Beirut can remain a source of stability for all the Lebanese.”
Touching on the upcoming parliamentary elections, Machnouk noted that “Lebanon is a country based on democracy and elections, which will take place on May 6 and which we hope would not to be a platform for further differences and confrontations that serve only our adversaries…Instead, we seek tranquility and calm, for the new vote law is not easy.”
Machnouk revealed that the Future Bloc’s electoral lists would be complete throughout the Lebanese territories.
Source: National News Agency