Aoun: Those Criticizing Army are Linked to ‘Takfiri’ Network

Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun noted on Tuesday that whoever is not linked to the recently-discovered “takfiri” network would not criticized the army.

He therefore said after the Change and Reform bloc’s weekly meeting: “Those criticizing the army are linked to the network.”

The MP made his remarks in reference to Mustaqbal bloc MP Khaled al-Daher’s statements on Monday in which he refused to “jump to conclusions” in the investigations into the extremist cell.

A “takfiri” network which was planning on carrying out attacks against various army targets was discovered last week.

Fatah leader in Lebanon Mounir al-Muqdah revealed that the leader of the network is residing in the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, but his exact location is unknown.

Addressing the energy crisis in Lebanon, Aoun said: “Stalling in the case of acquiring power-generating vessels demonstrates that some sides have secret agendas in this matter.”

“Our patience in this issue is starting to run out,” warned the FPM leader.

A ministerial committee meeting on Monday failed to reach an agreement over acquiring power-generating ships, with Energy Minister Jebran Bassil saying that he “does not know what Premier Najiib Miqati wants from this affair.”

Turning to the spoiled food crisis in Lebanon, Aoun asked the Economy Ministry: “Where is the consumer protection directorate?”

Several quantities of spoiled food products have been found throughout Lebanon in recent weeks, raising questions over consumer protection, how these products made it to the country, and whether they were spoiled when they were imported.

Source: Naharnet

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