‘Strong Lebanon’ says bloc’s stance on Israeli attacks is ‘sovereign’

The "Strong Lebanon" parliamentary bloc indicated Tuesday that its stance following the Israeli attacks on Lebanon was "sovereign," adding that retaliation to the enemy's violations should not be deemed as escalation.

"The rules of engagement have changed due to the Israeli action against the southern suburb of Beirut," the bloc said in a statement issued after its weekly meeting and read out by State Minister Salim Jreissati.

"We cannot accept this violation of sovereignty," Jreissati said.

"Retaliation cannot be considered as escalation," he added.

"Our stance is sovereign and it complies with the national unified position," he maintained.

On a different note, the bloc welcomed the economic dialogue that took place in Baabda palace.

Source: National News Agency