The Kataeb political bureau led by MP Samy Gemayel warned against Lebanon being utilized as a “platform for retaliatory operations and settling regional scores” while commenting on the ongoing war in Gaza.

“Such actions could deepen Lebanon’s involvement in a conflict vehemently rejected by its people, who see it as contrary to their national interests,” the statement added after the party meeting on Wednesday.

It also warned against turning Beirut into “a platform for the capitals of Iran’s axis, headquarters for terrorist organizations and a platform for leaders of Iranian-affiliated militias.”

Moreover, MP Samy Gemayel highlighted that pulling Lebanon out of its current situation requires concerted international efforts, as Hezbollah’s strength comes from Iran and the funding it provides.

“This confirms that Lebanon’s problem is not local and requires international solutions,” he added in an interview with Radio France International (RFI).

He stressed the need for the international community to exert necessary pressure to enforce international resolutions, especially Resolution 1559, which calls for disarming militias, as well as Resolution 1701.

On another note, the Kataeb party viewed with concern the security deterioration and the spread of killings and violence in many Lebanese areas, from Tripoli to Beirut, the latest being in Achrafieh.

The party considered that the situation requires exceptional and stringent security measures to be taken by security services, with visible and public deployment in neighborhoods and roads to compensate for the absence of the state, which could push citizens towards arbitrary choices.