PRESIDENT DISCUSSES SECURITY SITUATION WITH NATIONAL DEFENSE MINISTER

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, received Deputy Prime Minister and National Defense Minister, Mrs. Zeina Akar, and deliberated with her the security situation after the events which occurred yesterday night in Tripoli and the riots that accompanied, which led to the burning of the Tripoli municipality building, and the attack on a number of official, private and educational facilities in the city.

Minister Akar briefed President Aoun on the reports received from the Army Command about the circumstances of Tripoli’s events, and the procedures that must be followed to prevent repeated encroachment on public and private property and facilities.

Fir his part, the President requested an investigation into the circumstances of what happened and the strict pursuit of perpetrators who have infiltrated peaceful demonstrators and carried out acts of sabotage which were condemned by everyone, especially from the people of Tripoli and activists.

Source: National News Agency