Aoun Says No Impunity for Corrupts

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President Michel Aoun said Monday that he has vowed to build th Lebanese economy, fight corruption and address the refugee crisis.

In remarks he made at the launching of the National Campaign to revive the Lebanese economy, in the presidential palace, he said: “Lebanon is living accumulating crises which can be tackled when identified correctly.”

“I promised to build the Lebanese economy, fight corruption and address the situation of the displaced," he stressed.

“Everyone should know that there is no immunity for anyone, and I was the first accused of an empty (corruption) file but I did not mediate anyone to show my innocence, which was later proven by the judiciary,” said Aoun.

On the other hand, Aoun urged the Lebanese to strengthen their economy through local tourism, and buying local which keeps the money circulating within the local economy.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 13
Thumb Puppet 18 March 2019, 14:37

I have the utmost respect for general aoun who is now president and imam for proving himself innocent of any corruption charges( including $60 million embezzled from the central bank) through the judiciary and no one else.

Thumb s.o.s 18 March 2019, 14:38

we'll take you to your word, so how do you and bassil want to be treated for the ongoing embezzlement and kickbacks?

the judiciary is corrupt to its core, of course you and your clique will always be proven innocent... a valid sentence can only come from the people.

Thumb galaxy 18 March 2019, 14:53

" I was the first accused of an empty (corruption) file but I did not mediate anyone to show my innocence, which was later proven by the judiciary,” said Aoun.

No you were not! It was part of the deal with the syrian regime to bring you back.

Thumb natour 18 March 2019, 17:07

Bingo! Aoun was never exonerated by the judiciary or any court. His "stealing public funds" file was swept under the carpet as part of the deal he made with the Syrians and their minions, while still exiled in Paris, in which he sold his soul in return for the clean slate and the presidency. The irony is he's now rehashing Emile Lahoud's same bogus corruption fighting jargon that he criticized while in France. Someone should also ask Aoun what did his own appointed State Minister for Combating Corruption Nicolas Tueni do in two years to combat corruption and how many corrupt people did arrest, prosecute, convict etc. Nicolas Tueni's tenure was so useless he should refund his government pay, in full, to the treasury.

Thumb ashtah 18 March 2019, 15:18

"The Lebanese Government has issued a general amnesty on war crimes that would clear the way for Gen. Michel Aoun, the Christian army commander who ended a costly two-year mutiny last October, to leave the country and take up political asylum in France.

General Aoun and two of his close aides have taken refuge at the French Embassy here for the last 10 months, avoiding the risk of prosecution on charges of embezzling $35 million in public funds between 1988 and 1990."

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/08/18/world/amnesty-to-allow-rebel-general-to-flee-lebanon.html

Missing greatpierro 18 March 2019, 15:56

enough of empty slogans: put on trial michel suleima, machnouk, saniora, the former mayor of beirut, the former head of ogero, the former mayor of baabdat, etc... All these people are involved in corruptions and everyone knows about it but no one is doing anything about it

Thumb canadianleb 18 March 2019, 17:42

they belong to the red line that can not be crossed...

Thumb s.o.s 18 March 2019, 20:11

You're so biased. You should have started with the old gen of crooks Aoun, Berri, jumbatt then go for Bassil Saniora and the others.

Thumb canadianleb 18 March 2019, 16:41

there is a lot of red lines drawn so no one will be charged with any corruption other than those little guys that pass the $$$ to the corrupt politicians.

Thumb canadianleb 18 March 2019, 16:42

there is a lot of red lines drawn so no one will be charged with any corruption other than those little guys that pass the $$$ to the corrupt politicians.

Thumb thepatriot 18 March 2019, 20:35

Let the innocent declare and justify their belongings and Bank Accounts... Tha would B a start!

Thumb s.o.s 18 March 2019, 21:31

Sabaa, the civil group Paula Yacoubian came from had this listed in its prerogatives. Paula agreed to divulging her assets in and out of Lebanon, that was prior to the elections.

Guess what, she turned her back on her initial engagement! She proves she’s not better than the others. So they kicked her out of the movement, rightfully so...she’s officially an independent.... wha5 a joke Lebanese politics are.

Thumb thepatriot 19 March 2019, 00:06

Those who do not declare are guilty!