Aoun Says Lebanon Didn't Yield to Pressureإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
President Michel Aoun said Friday that Lebanon did not succumb to pressure and was able to overcome a political crisis that emerged following Prime Minister Saad Hariri's resignation-which he eventually rescinded.
Speaking to visiting Beirut Bar Association delegation at the Presidential Palace, Aoun said: “Thanks to Lebanon's national unity and willingness to preserve stability, we succeeded at overcoming the crisis.
“Lebanon held its head high and did not succumb to pressure,” added Aoun.
Hariri's announcement from Saudi Arabia that he was stepping down in November-- which he later revoked after returning back to Lebanon three week after-- has thrown the country into disarray as the move was highly blamed on the Kingdom as having forced the PM's resignation.
On the Jerusalem file after the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel, Aoun affirmed that Lebanon's position at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit on Jerusalem in Istanbul has won international and Arab support.
“What we said at the summit has distinguished Lebanon and highlighted its comprehensive role,” added Aoun.