Lebanese Supreme Defense Council recommended the extension of general mobilization until end of March 2021, urging the security agencies in the country to maintain full reediness to confront potential threats.
The Supreme Defense Council convened on Thursday at Baabda Palace, in a session headed by President Michel Aoun, who said that the situation in the country is exceptional.
“The current situation in the country is an exceptional situation which requires exceptional follow-up and decisions to address this delicate situation.”
“The current circumstances sometimes require a slight expansion in the conduct of business by the resigned Government to meet the needs of the country, until the next Government is formed,” President Aoun was quoted as saying by the National News Agency.
In turn, caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab stressed the need to continue the measures taken to confront Corona outbreak and to follow-up the military and security forces firmly to implement these measures.
Diab also pointed to the importance of intensifying security measures during this month, the month of holidays, and focusing on proactive security to thwart projects that tamper with security.
The Supreme Defense Council decided to submit a “termination to extend public mobilization period for an additional 3 months from 1/1/2021 to 31/3/2021 and allocating the necessary amounts to achieve the vaccines against Covid 19 virus that were requested by the Ministry of Health,” Major General Mahmoud Al-Asmar, the council’s secretary general said in a press conference following the meeting.
The council also decided to request “military and security agencies to be fully prepared to keep pace with the end-of-year festive period,” Al-Asmar added.
Source: Lebanese media