President Suleiman: Lebanon needs a defense strategy


suleiman saudi grantPresident Michel Suleiman stressed on Sunday the need to devise a national defense strategy for Lebanon, while emphasizing that he seeks to hold the presidential elections on time.

He said: “The defense strategy should adhere to the army and the state.”

He made his remarks after attending a Sunday mass that commemorated the hundredth anniversary of the death of Saint Rafqa, which was held in the region of Jrabta.

Commenting on the presidential elections, Suleiman told reporters: “I am exerting all possible efforts to stage the presidential elections on time.”

“Suleiman: I seek to exercise democracy and portray Lebanon as democratic country at a time when Arab countries are aspiring to reach such a goal,” continued the president after the mass that was led by Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.

The next president should base his actions on the constitution, he stressed.

“These actions should protect Lebanon and its sovereignty,” added Suleiman.

Al-Rahi meanwhile hoped during the sermon that all concerned parties would respond to Suleiman’s call to resume the national dialogue.

The presidential elections are set for May when Suleiman’s six-year term ends.

The president called on Friday for the resumption of the national dialogue on March 31 in order to continue discussions on a defense strategy.




5 responses to “President Suleiman: Lebanon needs a defense strategy”

  1. libnan1 Avatar

    The presidential election is DONE ….

    1. master09 Avatar

      Yes shooting blanks as usual, lol. They want him as president, than they force him away from HA and HA will plant something heavy near his car. The other side are not silly they just found a way to rid of this coward.

    2. Leborigine Avatar

      Is he shooting into the air?? Lol, la, mahdoom kteer!

    3. Habibi – he will never be president after what he has done to the Lebanese Christians. He is a stooge.

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Ignoring the orange guy with the smarmy grin and beady eyes …
    After 5 years sitting on de FENCE, you would have thought it wouldn’t take too long to ‘STAGE’ an election … when they finally decided WAR wasn’t doing Lebanon or their wallets any good. They may be too late now.

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