JANUARY 11, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nuhad Mashnouq, said Sunday that “the people of Tripoli and the North have shown, once again, that they belong to the State and support the security institutions and security plan,” adding that “we are people who love life and disagree with those who consider death as a way to express their opinion.”
In a press conference after chairing the Security Sub-Council meeting at Tripoli Serail, Mashnouq stressed that the “huge horrible crime that took place Saturday evening in Jabal Mohsen will only emphasize more and more the unity and cohesion of the people of Tripoli and their support to the State.”
Mashnouq disclosed that he received “a call of reassurance” from Prime Minister Tammam and another call from former Prime Minister Saad Hariri pledging that “Hariri Foundation shall be responsible for repair works to all the damages incurred as a result of the Jabal Mohsen suicide bombings.”
Mashnouq expressed deepest condolences to all the families of the fallen martyrs in Jabal Mohsen “who are martyrs of all of Lebanon.”
Following the meeting, Mashnouq inspected the scene of the bombings in Jabal Mohsen.
SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY- LEBANON