Kataeb politburo member Serge Dagher on Thursday 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 visit implies an acknowledgment of the Kataeb's vital role in defending Lebanon's sovereignty.
In an interview on New TV, Dagher said that the Kataeb party is satisfied with its positioning and choice to stick to the opposition ranks.
“The opposition's duty is not to solve problems because that's the authority's task; its duty is to shed the light on problems,” he said. "In fact, the power barges deal turned into a major scandal after the Kataeb party had shed the light on it, with some of the political forces in the government embracing our viewpoint."
“The fight against corruption was never selective or seasonal for the Kataeb party,” he stressed.
Dagher stressed that it is important for Hezbollah to be objective when approaching the anti-corruption fight, taking into consideration that all of the party’s allies are suspected to be involved in shady deals.
“There are no red lines when it comes to combating corruption," Dagher affirmed.