BEIRUT — In a recent meeting at its headquarters in Beirut’s Achrafieh neighborhood, the Christian Front in Lebanon expressed deep concern over Lebanon’s transformation into a haven for terrorists, attributing this alarming shift to the presence of Iran and its militias within the country.
The Front strongly denounced the Lebanese government’s silence regarding continuous violations of the country’s sovereignty by Iran and its proxy Hezbollah. Specifically, it criticized the facilitation provided by Hezbollah, enabling groups like Hamas, the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in Iraq, and the Houthis in Yemen to utilize Lebanon as a base for their terrorist activities.
The Christian Front emphasized that these movements not only drag Lebanon and its people into conflict but also contribute to increased devastation and destruction. In response, the Front called upon political parties, representatives, and national sovereign authorities to form a delegation to the United Nations and countries supporting UN Security Council Resolution No. 1559, urging its immediate implementation.
Expressing concern about the presence of Iran-supported terrorists in residential areas, the Front called on the Shiite community to confront the impending threats of war, destruction, and death.
Addressing the recent campaign targeting the Maronite Church and its bishoprics, the Front decried the attack as an assault on Eastern Christianity as a whole, considering such actions unacceptable.
Furthermore, the Christian Front appreciated the Maronite bishops’ statements categorizing the Syrian presence as humanitarian asylum but underscored the need for vigilance, citing instances where weapons were allegedly stored in their camps.
In a final plea, the Christian Front urged political parties, Churches, and Christians to unite and develop a comprehensive plan to safeguard their free existence, characterizing the situation as a major conspiracy against their survival.