Lebanon: OIC calls for protecting Lebanese interests

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday called on Lebanese parties to end hostilities, uphold the best interests of the Lebanese people and achieve their aspirations for security, stability, development and peace and prosperity.

The OIC said in a statement that it was following “with concern the current events in Lebanon”, reiterating its support as well as its solidarity with the people of Lebanon.

In addition, Lebanese Defense Minister Maurice Slim said on Friday that the military would face any abuse that could threaten public order in the country.

“The military institution will prevent any abuse that creates unrest or endangers public safety,” Slim said during a meeting with President Michel Aoun at the Babada Rashtrapati Bhavan, east of Beirut.

According to a press release from the Lebanese Presidency, the meeting between Aun and Slim focused on the security situation in the country, the incidents in Beirut’s Tayouneh neighborhood on Thursday, and the role played by the military in restoring security and stability. focused on the role. .

“During this meeting, both sides discussed the need to expedite the ongoing investigation to identify the perpetrators and hold them accountable to justice,” the statement said.

As a reminder, protesters were fired upon in the Lebanese capital on Thursday as supporters of the Hezbollah and Amel movement marched towards the Beirut courthouse and demanded the replacement of Judge Tariq al-Bitar, who investigates the explosion at the port. Were were Beirut last year. In this incident 7 died and 32 were injured, some of whom are in critical condition.

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