Berri contacts Bahiyya Hariri, deprecates offenses against Sidon

November 16, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Sidon MP Bahiya Hariri received a phone call from House Speaker Nabih Berri, in which he voiced his strong condemnation of the slogans and mottos which occurred during one of the sports tournaments in Rafik Hariri Sports City in Sidon, as per a statement by Hariri’s Media Bureau.

“These slogans are categorically rejected.. Any offense against Sidon is an offense against his person and the South as a whole” Speaker Berri remarked, stressing that the southerners harbor all respect to Sidon as an ever “capital of the south.”

“Our relation with Sidon shall remain stronger and deeper than any irresponsible actions deemed detrimental to this relationship,” the Speaker stressed.