Aoun Decries 'Regional Influences on Domestic Situation'
President Michel Aoun on Thursday lamented what he called “the regional influences” on Lebanon’s “domestic situation,” amid a protracted government formation deadlock.
“We were hoping to achieve our wishes last year, but unfortunately the formation of the government faltered after elections and a number of developments occurred in the region,” Aoun said at the Baabda Palace during a meeting with the members of the consular corps.
“The biggest threat during the (Syrian) war was from the negative repercussions that Lebanon suffered, but it has become clear that the more things and political solutions get complicated abroad, the more they in turn reflect on the Lebanese arena and further complicate our situations,” the president added.
Lamenting “our inability to get rid of the regional influences on our domestic situation,” Aoun hoped “we will soon be able to overcome the big hurdles and continue the journey of reviving the state.”