Lebanese Armed Forces Chief Major General Joseph Aoun addressed soldiers in Order of the Day on the 76th Army Day Anniversary.
“On the first of August this year, Lebanon is at the threshold of the first anniversary of the fateful port blast that hit the heart of the capital and claimed 206 lives. This coincides with the most severe economic and financial crisis in recent history amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,” Aoun said in the Order of the Day.
He noted that all eyes are on the military institution, “which remains the point of convergence for Lebanese hopes.”
The army commander called on soldiers not to allow anyone to exploit the poor living conditions to question their faith in your country and institution.
“Lebanon is entrusted to us, and under no circumstances we will allow it to plunge into chaos and lose its security and stability.”
“We will be facing additional challenges, stand ready to face them wisely, patiently and carefully. Do not let sedition infiltrate our homeland, and do not allow exploiters to achieve their aims.”
Source: Lebanese media