Derian: Crisis in Lebanon result of regional conflict, presidential vacancy

JANUARY 2, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Mufti of the Lebanese Republic, Sheikh Abdul Latif Deriane, delivered a message on Friday marking the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, in which he said that the current crisis in Lebanon was the result of the ongoing regional conflict and delay in the election of a new president.

The Mufti stressed that only coexistence and dialogue could save Lebanon from its current crisis.

The Mufti finally condemned acts of killing in the name of religion.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY- LEBANON