The Presidency Press Office issued the following statement:
“Since the beginning of the search for the formation of a new government, the visual, audio and written media have been alternately publishing news, analyzes and articles ascribing to the President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, positions, steps, and procedures that are in fact an allegation of reading intentions, on one hand, and pure fabrication and slander on the other.
Again, within the framework of the ongoing plan to target the position of the Presidency of the Republic and the person of the President, by saying that he has a desire to disrupt the formation of the government at times, or to bypass the constitution with regard to the end of his term at other times.
The Presidency Press Office refutes all these slanders, which some politicians and media professionals continue to promote imaginative scenarios with the aim of further insulting and deceiving public opinion at home and abroad.
The Presidency of the Republic always goes beyond such insults and lies, and is satisfied from time to time by clarifying its positions, but the matter has reached some politicians and media people to the point of provoking sectarian strife, through suspicious calls for political and religious references to “not remain silent about the dangerous tampering with the Constitution and the sect”.
Any coup adventures, or other inflammatory expressions that clearly reveal the intentions of those who seek to mislead and try to fabricate sedition to serve their known goals, and to pay bills to the parties behind them inside and outside Lebanon, which use them to strike stability and further weaken the state’s national and security unity, after these parties succeeded in exhausting the state economically and financially, and the multifaceted life crises that resulted from that.
The Presidency of the Republic affirms that all published jurisprudence, interpretations and allegations related to the positions of the President of the Republic, his decisions and the steps he intends to take before the end of his term, are a mixture of lies and slander that cannot be relied upon.
The Presidency of the Republic also warns against the persistence of some in planting false news and information, sectarian incitement, misleading public opinion, and targeting the country’s security and stability, and stresses that these attempts have become exposed and those behind them are known.
The Press Office calls on the Lebanese to be aware of the malicious intentions of their paid owners and those responsible for major crimes committed against the rights of the Lebanese, and they themselves, however, cling to playing suspicious roles, and their past and present are the best evidence.
The Presidency of the Republic asserts that President Aoun's positions regarding the formation of the new government are based on his firm conviction of the need to protect national partnership, preserve the charter, and provide positive climates that contribute to facing the difficult circumstances the country is going through.
As for presidential elections, the President of the Republic, who took an oath without any other official, has demonstrated throughout his rule his commitment to the provisions of the Constitution. The President had exercised his full powers based on these principles, and he has never been accustomed to breaking his oath.
And in the hope that the foregoing will put an end to the slander, lies and fabricated narratives circulated by the media and some political forums, it may be useful to recall what was said in the old days: “Errant wieners are the ones who tell the president what he didn’t say, and blame him for actions he didn’t do”.
Source: National News Agency