Aoun Reportedly Called Assad to Discuss Refugees

W460

President Michel Aoun has recently held phone talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a media report said.

Discussions tackled "the issue of Syrian refugees and means to expedite their return to their homeland," al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Tuesday.

It also reported that Army Commander General Joseph Aoun has called Syrian defense minister and army chief Ali Abdullah Ayoub to offer greetings on Army Day.

The two commanders touched on "the joint security coordination between the two countries through the work of the security coordination bureau, which is tasked with controlling the border and preserving security on the borders of the two countries," the daily added.

The thorny issue of the Lebanese-Syrian ties has returned to the front burner in recent weeks.

PM-designate Saad Hariri has recently told reporters that the new government “will not be formed” should the pro-Damascus camp “insist on restoring Lebanese-Syrian ties.” But pro-Hizbullah journalist Salem Zahran said that the PM-designate has “informed Hizbullah” that his remarks were a “slip of the tongue.”

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Thumb galaxy 21 August 2018, 13:10

Business as usual

Thumb janoubi 21 August 2018, 13:39

PM-designate Saad Hariri has recently told reporters that the new government “will not be formed” should the pro-Damascus camp “insist on restoring Lebanese-Syrian ties.”

Yet, the 'president' is calling Assad and the aouni army commander is calling his syrian counterpart to congratulate him on the great job the syrian army is doing killing its own people.

What is more disturbing is these calls took place on the eve of the 5th anniversary of the twin bombings in Tripoli and in which the Lebanese judiciary clearly implicated the Syrian regime in these massacres.

Thumb marcus 22 August 2018, 07:32

@POS

do you have anything to say about the facts mentioned in @Janubi's post? If not zip it and close the door behind you.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 21 August 2018, 13:47

Yep, after all as the FPM Patriarch said : " We're One People in 2 Nations"!!!!

Al-Rahi: Assad Launched Reforms in March, We're One People in 2 Nations
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/24655

Thumb ashtah 21 August 2018, 13:52

and if left up to Aoun/Bassil, we will soon be " One people in 1 Nation".

Thumb justin 21 August 2018, 15:29

13:47
البطريرك الماروني الكاردينال مار بشارة بطرس الراعي يلتقي في هذه الاثناء في بودابست وزير العدل المجري لاسلو تروتشاني، في حضور وزير الخارجية السابق يانوش مارتوني وسكرتير الدولة لشؤون العائلة كاتالين نوفاك.

Thumb warrior 22 August 2018, 05:39

tourism

Missing rabiosa 21 August 2018, 16:44

if there' any doubt anymore that the Hizb controls Lebanon, here's your proof. FPM has effectively become the moderate face of the Hizb.

Thumb tric.portugal 21 August 2018, 17:42

Conclusion:Hariri and his Master, the Saudis, are paralizating Lebanon again with suport of Macron and Trump

Thumb roflmfao 21 August 2018, 22:23

Hey goofball your inglish is betterer and more gooder than previousliss how coming?

Thumb roflmfao 21 August 2018, 22:33

Aoun Reportedly Called Assad to "Discuss".. that like when Emile Lahoud used to call Hafez Assad to "discuss" whatever or Pierre Laval used to call Hitler to "discuss".. they're using "discuss" wrong.

Thumb s.o.s 21 August 2018, 23:07

Shameless traitor on top of being illegitimate.

Thumb warrior 22 August 2018, 05:39

If Assad has any say in the return of the refugees why did aoun send bassil to Moscow?

Thumb whyaskwhy 22 August 2018, 22:04

Calling his master to get his daily orders....