Jumblatt denounces Paris attacks: I trust in Hollande’s wisdom and the French people’s attachment to Republic values

November 14, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) “Democratic Gathering” Head, MP Walid Jumblatt, condemned in a statement on Saturday “the terrorist attacks that targeted the French capital, which led to the fall of hundreds of innocent peaceful citizens in different locations of Paris.”

“At such difficult moments, I express my confidence in the wisdom and decisiveness of French President Francois Hollande and his team, as well as the forces of moderation in France,” added Jumblatt. He voiced strong belief in the people’s ability to “overcome this painful strike and national tragedy, remaining firmly united in the face of external terrorism that aims at hitting the French national unity, and the unity of Europe as a whole.”

Jumblatt expressed his “sincere condolences to the French people for such a calamity,” while stressing his conviction that they “will continue to stick to the values of the Republic and confront any rising waves of racism or facism inside France.”