Deryan condemns attack on political leaders, voices support for Salam, Derbas, Siniora

July 29, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Mufti of the Republic, Sheikh Abdulateef Deryan, expressed his discontent with the riots and transgressions that transpired in Beirut.

The Mufti telephoned on Wednesday PM Tammam Salam, Head of Future Bloc, MP Foad Siniora, and Minister of Social Affairs, Rashid Derbas, and censured the attacks they were subjected to along with the entire Lebanese nation. He described the events as shameful and expressed fear that a systematic campaign against Lebanon’s stability was organized by attacking Lebanese political leaders.

Deryan called on all Lebanese to rise to their national responsibility.

Separately, the Mufti met with Russian Mufti, Sheikh Nafigulla Ashirov, head of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Asiatic Russia. The men discussed means of bolstering ties between Muslims of Russia and Lebanon.