Lebanon Presidential Office: Rhetoric Attributed to Aoun about Hizbullah 'Inaccurate'

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Media office of President Michel Aoun said on Friday that remarks published in the American al-Monitor website, quoting the President during his stay in New York, included “inaccurate positions and some came out of context,” the National News Agency reported.

“The Lebanese Presidency media office confirms that the positions made by the President are no different from what he said in the speech he delivered before the UN General Assembly and during his meetings with Arab and foreign officials and the Secretary-General of the United Nations,” said the statement.

It added that Aoun's speech at the General Assembly was printed and “distributed by the Media Office of the Presidency,” to the participants at the summit.

Al-Monitor published an interview it conducted with Aoun during his stay in NY. It quoted him as saying that he “sees a role for Hizbullah in Lebanon as long as Israel continues to threaten the country.”

It also quoted him as saying that requests to “disband Hizbullah” cant be made in light of continued Israeli threats and provocations.

The President was also quoted as saying that “Hizbullah has become one of the major components of the regional crisis, and if a solution for Hizbullah is required, it should be an integrated part of a general solution for the crises in the Middle East, mainly in Syria.”

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Comments 8
Thumb ex-fpm 22 September 2017, 14:37

Lebanon Presidential Office: Rhetoric Attributed to Aoun about Hizbullah 'Inaccurate'

Actually, it is very accurate and here is what he said word for word:

"Aoun sees role for Hezbollah until threats to Lebanon cease"

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/09/lebanon-president-aoun-unga-hezbollah-threat-syria-israel.html

Thumb justin 22 September 2017, 16:42

but the threats to Lebanon are because of hezbollah arms:)

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 22 September 2017, 14:56

Best presidential rhetoric, ever!

Thumb s.o.s 22 September 2017, 15:00

The media office for Michel Bashar Aoun is lying... again! Disinformation is their specialty.

Thumb galaxy 22 September 2017, 15:01

the poor guy does not even remember what he said an hour ago. Old age..... dementia.

Missing hajjradwan 22 September 2017, 15:45

Great that it was "inaccurate". So what did he exactly say tell us please mr the Lebanese Presidency media office so we know.

Thumb s.o.s 22 September 2017, 21:44

Never ever thank them! Otherwise you’re right.

Thumb marcus 23 September 2017, 13:35

" included “inaccurate positions and some came out of context,” the National News Agency reported."

Yeah, posting the interview ( Questions and Answers ) verbatim on Al Monitor's website is "inaccurate and out of context".