BEIRUT, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese President Michel Suleiman on Saturday warned of sedition and called on military and security authorities to prevent it from happening.
In a televised speech, Suleiman called on "military and security authorities to raise their readiness to the maximum."
Also, he urged the Lebanese people "to remain calm and united," and politicians and religious figures to "use a moderate approach in their political speeches and to abide by the principles of the Baabda Declaration."
The declaration was adopted unanimously at a national dialogue at the presidential palace in Baabda. It calls for disassociating Lebanon from the regional and international conflicts, particularly the crisis in neighboring Syria.
Suleiman also said forming a new cabinet and holding national dialogue sessions "would prevent divisions and fighting in the country," noting "participation in national dialogue should be done without any preconditions."
The president's remarks came a day after at least 45 people were killed and more than 335 others injured in twin explosions in the northern port city of Tripoli, which took place at the peak of the Friday prayers.
The deadly blasts occurred only a week after a car bombing in southern Beirut, an area held by the military party of Hezbollah, killed at least 27 people and injured more than 300.