Aoun slams newspapers over Assad meeting 'lies'
Ex-president Michel Aoun has lashed out at some newspapers, especially Annahar and Nidaa al-Watan, accusing them of publishing “lies” about his meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday.
In a statement, Aoun’s press office said the former president “did not request a mediation or support for the position of the Free Patriotic Movement leader.”
“President Aoun, who dedicated his life to defending Lebanon’s sovereignty, reassures those newly keen on sovereignty that he will never waste sovereignty and will continue to struggle to preserve it,” the statement said.
“The epitome of disinformation is attempting to distort the relation between President Aoun and Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and insulting both of them through spreading rumors about the failure of an attempt to set up a meeting between them, something that is totally baseless,” the statement added.