Gemayel: Region on Verge of Explosion, Hizbullah Should Be More Humble

Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel said the region is on the verge of explosion and urged Hizbullah to be more humble.

«The regional situation is either dragging us into a mess, and this means more trouble for Lebanon, or is on the verge of an explosion, meaning Lebanon will not be spared,» Gemayel said in an interview published Friday by pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat.
«We should avoid igniting a regional war,» Gemayel warned, pointing to three crises with an impact on Lebanon – Israel’s stubbornness and hostility towards Arabs and Palestinians, the difficulty facing the new Iraqi regime against terror and the Iranian nuclear issue.

He called on Hizbullah to be «more humble» and to take into account the concerns of the vast majority of Lebanese in terms of usage of weapons.

Gemayel said «some» aspects of the political leanings that emerged in 2005 no longer exist, pointing to Druze leader Walid Jumblat who quit the March 14 alliance and to dispute over Article 6 of the ministerial statement which is related to Hizbullah arms and relations with Syria.