Kataeb's Vice President Salim Sayegh on Wednesday said that the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Satterfield had chosen to visit the party's headquarter given that it is the opposition center in Lebanon, stressing that the fact that the U.S. official's only media statement was made there is a clear acknowledgment of the vital role of the country's opposition force.
“It is normal that any senior official who visits the country would listen to two points of view: the one of the opposition and that of the ruling authority," Sayegh said in an interview on LBCI channel.
The Kataeb party has repeatedly explained to the Americans that stability in Lebanon is submissiveness in disguise. A stability that is dashing civil and social peace due to the refugee crisis on one side, as well as corruption and illegal arms on the other. Therefore, we are losing stability and dignity,” he noted.
Sayegh called for establishing a genuine and dynamic opposition in Lebanon, saying that the current government is marred by a flagrant imbalance.
“The new government's approach is similar to the one adopted by the previous Cabinets."
“As a political party, it is our duty to launch a real change-seeking dynamism in this country. Any party that does not want to change the status quo is hence actually seeking power,” he pointed out.