Aoun: Only Corruptors Will Be Held Accountable, Roumieh Prison Ward Being Prepared for themإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun criticized on Tuesday the opposition’s attack on the new government, labeling it as “rude” because a new cabinet should be granted a 100-day grace period.
He said after the movement’s weekly meeting: “They didn’t appreciate our ‘one way ticket’ joke. A new ward is being prepared for them in Roumieh prison and they will be granted a ‘one way in’ ticket for it.”
“Their greed had affected their sense of humor,” he added.
“Isn’t there a location farther than Paris the opposition can convene at? Let them go to Washington. We want justice, but we don’t want the forgery of the truth,” he noted.
Addressing Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, Aoun said: “He is a strange creature and he believes that he is the only person coming from a free country, but he comes from a state that enslaves people.”
“He has grown accustomed to forming Lebanon’s government, but this time it slipped through his fingers,” he said.
“We are part of an axis of evil against its axis of evil. We are proud to be part of it. We are aware of all the good the Americans brought to Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Pakistan,” Aoun added sarcastically.
“Spite and settling scores aren’t on our agenda. We want to build a state on the basis of laws and justice,” he stressed.
Furthermore, he revealed that he had contacted President Michel Suleiman, denying that they had discussed the national dialogue.
On Friday’s clashes in the northern city of Tripoli, Aoun stated: “Prime Minister Najib Miqati didn’t wrongfully accuse anyone. I believe the unrest was planned.”
In addition, he urged Lebanese expatriates and foreigners to head to Lebanon during the summer, slamming the rise in ticket prices by the Middle East Airlines, an issue he said should be looked into.
“It is hindering tourism and the Lebanese people’s return,” the MP declared.
21 June 2011, 17:24
MP Aoun: The talks with Suleiman resulted in an agreement that will be revealed in the upcoming days.
21 June 2011, 17:23
MP Aoun: Miqati didn’t wrongfully accuse anyone during his speech from Tripoli. I believe the unrest was planned.
21 June 2011, 17:21
MP Aoun: Al-Jumhuriya newspaper is the new WikiLeaks.
21 June 2011, 17:20
MP Aoun: How can they remain silent over developments in Yemen and Bahrain, while they meddle in Syria and Libya? International law is dead.
21 June 2011, 17:17
MP Aoun: Today’s pro-Assad demonstrations are larger than those against the regime. The Syrian president didn’t deny the need for reform, which needs time to be implemented.
21 June 2011, 17:15
MP Aoun: I did hold talks with Suleiman, but we didn’t discuss the national dialogue.
21 June 2011, 17:12
MP Aoun: Isn’t there a location farther than Paris the opposition can convene at? Let them go to Washington. We want justice, but we don’t want the forgery of the truth.
21 June 2011, 17:10
MP Aoun: Manners stipulate that a grace period be granted to the new government, but they didn’t do so.
21 June 2011, 17:09
MP Aoun: We have a rude and fierce opposition. They didn’t appreciate our ‘one way ticket’ joke. A new bloc is being prepared for them in Roumieh prison and they will be granted a ‘one way in’ ticket for it.
21 June 2011, 17:05
MP Aoun on Feltman’s statements: This strange creature believes that he is the only person from a free country. The U.S. is not so, but it enslaves people. We are part of an axis of evil against its axis of evil. Beirut was thriving for years when they discovered America.
21 June 2011, 17:03
FPM leader MP Michel Aoun after movement’s weekly meeting: We congratulate Tripoli for ending its unrest and reaching an understanding over the city is encouraging.