Berri tackles current situation with Bou Saab, UN’s Kubis

House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Thursday received at his Ain Tineh residence Caretaker National Defense Minister, Elias Bou Saab, with whom he discussed the current political and security situation in the country. On emerging, Minister Bou Saab said he ...

House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Thursday received at his Ain Tineh residence Caretaker National Defense Minister, Elias Bou Saab, with whom he discussed the current political and security situation in the country.

On emerging, Minister Bou Saab said he discussed with Speaker Berri the security situation in the country since the eruption of the popular movement.

Bou Saab also offered condolences on the martyrdom of Alaa Abou Fakher, calling on the concerned judiciary to hold swift and transaprent investigation into the painful incident.

The Minister also indicated the recent attempt to build a wall in Nahr Kalb was very dangerous and an outright reminder of the civil war.

"The Lebanese Army and security forces cannot be compassionate with anyone who tries to drag us back to this stage," he added.

Later, Speaker Berri met with the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, with whom he discussed the general economic situation in the country and the issue of the government formation.

On the other hand, Berri cabled his Tunisian counterpart, Rachid Ghannouchi, on the occasion of his election as the Speaker of the Tunisian Parliament.

Source: National News Agency