Aoun heads a security meeting in Baabda, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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President Michel Aoun said Monday that national unity remained the basis for maintaining security and political stability in Lebanon, praising the responsiveness of the country's leadership amid the recent developments. Speaking from he Baabda Palace, where he headed a security meeting, Aoun called for maintaining the calm that has prevailed since Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation and said doing so would help in finding an appropriate solution to the current political situation. Aoun also asked security forces to be prepared and follow events in the aftermath of the prime minister's exit carefully. The meeting was attended by a number of ministers including Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf and Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk, as well as State Prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud, Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun and General Security head Maj.
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