Hariri Urges Calm Political Rhetoric

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri chaired a Cabinet meeting on Thursday at the Grand Serail where he criticized media reports picturing “sharp differences” among political parties over contentious issues, saying that things are being exaggerated.

“Anyone who sees the sharp statements circulated in media outlets gets the opinion that political parties are deeply divided among themselves,” said Hariri at the beginning of the meeting.

“But the truth and reality are quite different. The Cabinet discusses many issues and takes decisions that concern the people's affairs and the country,” he said.

Hariri said although political parties have different points of view and believe in addressing issues from different perspectives, but the media is “not serving the people nor the country's interest.”

“I wish everyone calms political rhetoric. Solutions can be found through dialogue and quiet discussion,” he concluded.

Comments 4
Thumb janoubi 18 January 2018, 14:21

" the media is “not serving the people nor the country's interest.”

So, silence it.

Thumb warrior 19 January 2018, 01:53

they are already doing just that!

Thumb whyaskwhy 18 January 2018, 15:32

While this government like the 20 before it were all serving the people too right?
Its the Lebanese thing to love and accept corruption as a sign of our virility and strength. Every government we have had for the last 40 or even 50 years has had some form or another of corruption yet we are now told its the medias fault. After all they are all Angels and the media makes them out to look corrupt. You are what you seed in life.

Thumb s.o.s 19 January 2018, 05:09

The media is the fifth power. It's not here to serve the government or the country.