Rifi: Serious about building a state that defies statelets

APRIL 17, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Justice Minister, Ashraf Rifi, said on Friday that building a robust state entails serious stances.

The Minister’s words came earlier this morning during the launch of “Run for Tripoli” event by “Al-Wakeaa” association.

Rifi voiced a serious intention to delve into a decisive struggle in support of the state facing statelets.

“We shall keep struggling until we demolish those statelets and fortify the pillars that protect the Lebanese state and its security and military institutions without having anyone share its possession of arms,” the Minister said.

Moreover, Rifi said that he feared not any sort of security explosion in Lebanon, asserting that such supposition fell in nobody’s interests.

“There’s a regional and international decision to spare Lebanon the ramifications of regional instability,” the Minister added.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON