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US News Crisis in Lebanon: the street coldly welcomes the meeting chaired by Aoun

03:05  26 june  2020
03:05  26 june  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Aoun , a Maronite Christian, was speaking at a meeting that he said was called to protect civil peace but which was boycotted by opponents including Sunni Muslim leader Saad al-Hariri and other ex-prime ministers The crisis is seen as the biggest threat to Lebanon 's stability since the 1975-90 civil war.

Baabda ( Lebanon ) (AFP) - Lebanon 's president Michel Aoun Thursday warned against any attempt to destabilise "security and the street ", after angry protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades. "Civil peace is a red line, and it is everyone's responsibility," Aoun said at the presidential

Le président libanais Michel Aoun prononce un discours au palais présidentiel de Baabda, au Liban, le 25 juin 2020. © REUTERS / Mohamed Azakir Lebanese President Michel Aoun gives a speech at the presidential palace in Baabda, in Lebanon, on June 25, 2020.

In Lebanon, a meeting of National dialogue convened by President Michel Aoun and boycotted by important political figures has failed to calm the anger of the Lebanese. Protests have resumed in several regions and the Lebanese pound has continued to plunge against the dollar.

From our correspondent in Beirut,

Michel Aoun has failed to create a sacred union to face the multifaceted crisis that has plagued Lebanon for months. The national meeting he convened on Thursday to consolidate civil peace after incidents of sectarian overtones in the past two weeks has been boycotted by key Sunni figures and by Christian leader Samir Geagea.

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Aoun , a Maronite Christian, was speaking at a meeting that he said was called to protect civil peace but which was boycotted by opponents including Sunni Muslim leader Saad al-Hariri and other ex-prime ministers The crisis is seen as the biggest threat to Lebanon ’s stability since the 1975-90 civil war.

Aoun , a Maronite Christian, was speaking at a meeting that he said was called to protect civil peace but which was boycotted by opponents including Sunni Muslim leader Saad al-Hariri and other ex-prime ministers The crisis is seen as the biggest threat to Lebanon 's stability since the 1975-90 civil war.

During his speech, President Aoun expressed his "concern" over "the return of certain signs indicating the risk of civil war". The head of government was no more reassuring. During a Council of Ministers meeting after the national meeting, Hassan Diab stressed that "the country is going through a major crisis".

During the meeting, protesters gathered on the road to the presidential palace and in other regions to denounce the economic crisis, as the Lebanese pound continued its historic fall against the dollar, causing prices to soar. In the evening, angry youth groups closed several roads in Beirut and other cities. The economic and financial crisis that has hit Lebanon since the fall turned into a social crisis

a few weeks ago, and more recently into a political crisis.

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