After His Position on Militia’s Weapons, Al-Rahi Reveals His Position on Overthrowing President

Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi the Maronite Patriarch, revealed his position on calling for the overthrow of the Lebanese regime and president, indicating that despite his support for the demands of the revolution in Lebanon, he is totally opposed to these calls.

“Demands to bring down the president are very big talk and we don’t support these claims,” this is what al-Rahi added.

He also stressed that what is required now in Lebanon is to establish Lebanon’s neutrality, return to Taif and the constitution, and preserve coexistence, which represents Lebanon’s message, according to what was reported by Al-Hurra.

It is noteworthy that the Maronite Patriarch called on Sunday for the Lebanese not to remain silent about illegal and non-Lebanese weapons, referring to Hezbollah’s weapons.

Al-Rahi also called in a speech he delivered to hundreds of his supporters,  in the patriarchal statement in the Bkerke area north of Beirut, to save and liberate Lebanon, and facing a coup situation in the country.

In addition, Al-Rahi asked about the reasons why one political group in Lebanon governs the state of war and peace, at a time when the constitution says that the decision for war and peace is decided by the Lebanese government, as he described it, holding the entire political class responsible for what Lebanon has reached now.

It is noteworthy that Lebanon is still suffering from the dilemma of forming the new government, headed by Saad Hariri, despite the passage of nearly half a year since the resignation of the previous government and the assignment of Hariri to form the new government, against the backdrop of the disaster of the Beirut port explosion last August.

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