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Aoun: Corrupt System Controls Lebanon

Aoun: Corrupt System Controls Lebanon

Monday, 6 September, 2021 - 07:15
President Michel Aoun meets with a youth delegation at the Baabda palace on Sunday. (NNA)

Lebanese President Michel Aoun continued on Sunday his verbal campaign against what he calls the corrupt system, which he said controls the country and fears accountability.

“Failure of every plan for financial and economic recovery means one thing, which is that the corrupt system that still controls the country and the people fears accountability,” he said during a meeting with a youth delegation at the Baabda Palace.

Aoun explained that a recovery plan stems from three main pillars: identifying losses, defining responsibilities and accountability, and determining treatment methods.

He added that the failure to determine the financial losses and their distribution between the central bank, banks and the state led to two serious matters: First, ignoring those responsible for the financial ruin of the country and second, holding the Lebanese people solely responsible for the financial collapse, and depleting their deposits.

“The people must know who is humiliating them on a daily basis as they try to obtain their most basic rights and who is preventing them from freely accessing their money at banks,” Aoun said.

He added that every popular revolution must aim to identify and distribute losses, define responsibilities, hold officials accountable, and find solutions and identify those who caused the financial disaster.

The people alone should not be held responsible for the crisis, he urged.

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