new video loaded: First Words From Lebanon’s New President
First Words From Lebanon’s New President
In a combative inaugural address to Parliament, Michel Aoun vowed to take measures to push Syrian refugees to return home.
SOUNDBITE: MICHEL AOUN, PRESIDENT OF LEBANON SAYING IN ARABIC:I swear to God almighty, I will respect the Lebanese constitution, and its laws, and respect international law and protect the independence of Lebanon and the safety of its land. Lebanon, which is treading through land mines, is still facing the flaming fires surrounding it in the region. And it continues to be our utmost priority to prevent any spark. It is also our duty to resolve the Syrian displacement to ensure a swift return, so that camps and displacement areas are not transformed into security reserves. There can be no solution in Syria that does not guarantee to begin with the return of the displaced.
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