Hariri: Army Is the Only Legitimate Force to Protect Lebanon

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Hariri: Army Is the Only Legitimate Force to Protect Lebanon

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Friday stressed Lebanon’s full commitment to UN Security Council Resolution 1701, affirming that the Army is the sole military force that is entitled to defend Lebanon's sovereignty.

"I am here to tell the Lebanese Army that it is the only legitimate force to protect Lebanon,” Harriri stated during a visit to the UNIFIL's headquarter in Naqoura, one day after Hezbollah organized a media field tour along the southern border.

Hariri said that the government is not concerned with the tour held by Hezbollah, adding that it is the state's duty to protect and defend the Lebanese territory.

The premier also expressed appreciation of the assistance provided by the UNIFIL peacekeeping forces, noting that the government abides by the manifesto that was approved by all the parties taking part in it.

Source: Kataeb.org