The Kataeb Party on Wednesday stressed that it has no confidence in the current ruling elite, warning against intimidating the judicial investigator to obstruct justice and accountability concerning the Beirut Port Explosion that occurred on the 4th of August 2020.
“Accusations and obstruction is what we have seen during the parliamentary session that was scheduled to discuss the new cabinet’s policy programme and the holding of vote for confidence,” read a statement issued by the Kataeb political bureau following its weekly meeting at the party’s headquarters in Saifi.
The political bureau deemed any Ministerial statement as meaningless as long as the country’s sovereignty is not mentioned in it, affirming that Hezbollah is seizing the institutions through settlements and concessions.
“The fuel tankers trucks are entering the country with the acquiescence of the security forces. Lebanon has now two fuel prices, one issued by the Ministry of Energy and the other one issued by “Al-Amana” the fuel distribution company which is owned by Hezbollah. The delivery of the Iranian fuel to Lebanon was not officially approved by the government and the trucks entered via an illegal crossing for a transaction that violates US and other sanctions,” it said.
“The parliamentary elections are key to break Lebanon out of the political deadlock that has been crippling the country. We, as Kataeb Party, believe that democratic elections internationally monitored are the key to achieve change,” it added.
“The Beirut blast, one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, inflicted widespread devastation and caused immense suffering .The Lebanese officials relentless efforts to shield themselves from scrutiny have repeatedly hampered the course of the investigation starting from escaping the questioning and intimidating the judicial investigator by sending him public and subliminal threatening letters ,” it pointed out.
The Party warns against proceeding with this kind of practices that contradicts the achievement of justice and accountability that all Lebanese are claiming.
The Political bureau paid tribute to Martyr Antoine Ghanem on the 14th anniversary of his assassination, affirming that it will not deviate or compromise until achieving the latter’s dream of having a new Lebanon.
Antoine Ghanem, was a Lebanese Politican and a member of the Kataeb Party. He was assassinated on 19 September 2007 in a car bomb explosion in the Sin el Fil, Beirut.