Aoun Says Lebanon Stands by France after Attack in Nice


President Michel Aoun on Thursday condemned the deadly attack on a church in the French city of Nice.

In a cable sent to French President Emmanuel Macron, Aoun deplored "the terrorist attack in Nice" and stressed that "Lebanon stands by France in the face of this new plight."

A knife-wielding man killed three people at a church in Nice earlier in the day, slitting the throat of at least one of them, in the third apparent jihadist attack in just over a month.

The attack comes amid growing anger among Muslims over Macron's vow not to "give up cartoons" depicting the Prophet Mohammed. On Thursday Muslims across the world were celebrating the anniversary of the Prophet's birthday.

Comments 7
Thumb chrisrushlau 29 October 2020, 18:37

President Aoun has reportedly sent a letter to the French president detailing a plan for reform and recovery in France.

Thumb SheikYerbouti 29 October 2020, 19:26

Why not, didn't Hezbollah use it's weapons to make Aoun president because of his mastery in matters reform and recovery. Lebanon is the shining example of Aoun's reform and recovery expertise.

Thumb thepatriot 30 October 2020, 08:19

Aoun doesn't have a clue dude... in case you hadn't noticed...

Thumb eagledawn 29 October 2020, 20:48

“بتبقى انت الحلم، والحلم ما بيشيخ"
الله يحميك
بي الكل

A fearless man - A real leader - A true statesman.

Thumb chrisrushlau 30 October 2020, 04:25

"Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream."

Missing phillipo 30 October 2020, 12:49

Can anyone please inform us as to when was the last time that President Aoun did ANYTHING for the good of Lebanon, not conforming with the demands of Hizballah and Amal.

Thumb chrisrushlau 30 October 2020, 19:32

Aoun agreed with Macron last month, according to Naharnet, when Macron momentarily urged the removal of sectarianism from Lebanese governance.