MP Michel Aoun speaks during a press conference in Rabieh. (The Daily Star/Charbel Nakhoul, HO/File)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam is acting as if he were president, Free Patriotic Movement chief Michel Aoun said Tuesday, in a fiery speech attacking his political rivals and calling on them to resign.Aoun supports his son-in-law and Commando Regiment chief, Brig.Aoun said he had rejected an offer for the presidency presented by the U.S. ambassador in 2007 that came on the condition that he broke his party's alliance with Hezbollah.The 80-year-old politician also read out a letter he had sent to the kings of Saudi Arabia and Morocco, and Algeria's president on July 10, 2014 during the Arab summit.In the letter, he argued that politicians ruling Lebanon since the early 1990's had failed to fully implement the Taif Accord, only choosing to follow those parts that marginalized Christians' interests.
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