Sleiman: is delay in electing president linked to partaking in axes’ conflict?

APRIL 1, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Former president Michel Sleiman on Wednesday wondered if the failure to elect a president of the Lebanese republic and boycott of Parliament’s sessions devoted to choose a new head of state were linked to the intervention of Lebanese in Syria battles and in axes’ conflicts.

He also welcomed Palestine officially joining the International Criminal Court, considering it as a step that contributes to curbing Israeli aggressions.

Sleiman made these remarks during his meeting today with former Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, and former ministers Nazem Khoury, Nicolas Nahhas, and Walid Daouk.

Speaking to reporters following the meeting, Mikati said that talks with Sleiman touched on latest developments in the region and in Lebanon.

Separately, Sleiman met with a delegation of the Economic Committees, headed by former minister Adnan Qassar.

He also welcomed Australian Ambassador to Lebanon, Glenn Miles, with whom he discussed the situation in the country and the broader Arab region.