Friday, May 9, 2008

Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun has held the Lebanese government accountable for deteriorating security situation in the country

Alalam news reports that General Aoun said in a televised speech on Thursday: "I place all the blame on the government."

Aoun voiced support for comments earlier made by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah that the political divide had a "political rather than a sectarian dimension to it."

Nasrallah warned on Thursday that a Lebanese government crackdown on his group was tantamount to a "declaration of war" on behalf of the US and Zionist regime.

The Lebanese government on Tuesday launched a probe into a Hezbollah communication network and reassigned the head of airport security over his alleged links to Nasrallah's powerful group.

Aoun warned that dismantling Hezbollah's communication network will expose the resistance to the Israeli occupying regime.

The Christian opposition leader added that blocking the road to Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport was the result of Lebanon's deepening economic crisis and called on the government to revoke its latest decisions.