From right, Aoun, Hariri and Hamadeh attend a Cabinet session in Baabda, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tuesday implicitly criticized two former presidents and three former premiers for sending a controversial letter to the Arab League summit over Lebanon's foreign policy and its position on the sensitive issue of illegitimate arms, a clear allusion to Hezbollah's arsenal.President Michel Aoun, accompanied by Hariri, arrived in Jordan Tuesday afternoon to represent Lebanon at the Arab summit.Initially, Hariri responded with "What letter?" when asked to comment on it. Youth and Sports Minister Mohammad Fneish, one of two Hezbollah ministers, also implicitly criticized the five leaders for sending the letter.The five leaders were reported to have sent copies of the letter to Aoun, Speaker Nabih Berri and Hariri. The Al-Joumhouria newspaper said that Aoun and Berri were displeased with the letter. Gemayel, the ex-president, also defended the letter, denying that it was intended to discredit Aoun.Hariri praised the electricity plan.
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