Lebanese President Michel Suleiman warned against any tampering with civil peace and threatening of Lebanese citizens’ safety, as well as all foreigners residing on Lebanese land.
"Chaos does not bring back any kidnapped nor restores any right," Suleiman stressed and cautioned that "chaos will smash all rights and endanger the lives of citizens, and threatens the state’s entity which guarantees people’s lives and rights."
In a meeting with the security heads during Wednesday evening’s meeting in Baabda, Suleiman stressed on the need "to implement the government’s decision issued on July 9th, which entails preventing any road from being cut-off to traffic and protecting friendly and sister countries’ mission headquarters in Lebanon, namely the Saudi, Qatari, Turkish and Syrian, since that involves a sovereign, legal and moral responsibility."
He also indicated that maintaining tranquility helps to protect the interests of Lebanese citizens and their possessions in the countries where they reside outside Lebanon.
Suleiman, on the other hand, sympathized with the suffering of the kidnapped Lebanese in Syria and their worried families in Lebanon. The President urged the political leaders in Lebanon to control responsive reactions and aid the State through commitment to the Baabda Declaration, which has stressed the need to keep Lebanon distant from repercussions of neighboring countries’ crises.
He also urged media channels to rise to their professional and national responsibilities in maintaining accuracy in reporting news, so as not to encourage spreading of strife in the Country.
The President declared that he shall follow-up closely on the issue, including holding internal and external contacts related to the kidnapped Lebanese issue. In this context, he demanded immediate briefs by heads of military and security apparatuses in the wake of any development, in order to adopt the suitable measures.
Source: NNA, Edited by moqawama.org