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The stances taken by President Michel Suleiman during his visit to Uruguay on the situation in Lebanon and the Arab region drew different reactions from Lebanese politicians.

MP Boutros Harb stressed that the presidential stances help preserve the country’s stability, saluting, via LBCI, the president for his positions “that reflect the Lebanese reality and aspirations.”

Minister of Public Works Ghazi Aridi told LBCI that the president’s stances were in line with the Baabda declaration and the defense strategy he presented. “His positions are balanced and the issue of weapons must be tackled in a serious talk at the national table”, he said.

On the other hand Hezbollah refused to comment on the presidential stances, while former Minister Wiam Wahhab a staunch ally of Syria and Hezbollah criticized the president indirectly by wondering about the use of Lebanese trips to Latin America.

LBC

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