Iran’s Embassy in Lebanon in a statement on Thursday categorically ruled out ‘misleading’ allegations and claims of the Chairman of the Lebanese Forces Samir Gaegae regarding the election of President Michel Aoun.
The “void and groundless” claims of Gaegae in an interview with the Lebanese channel (MTV) on Wednesday against the Islamic Republic of Iran, including his misquotations of Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif, are categorically rejected, read the statement.
“The claims lack any authenticity and reality, being baseless and unfounded,” the statement said, adding that “leveling charges has been a usual strategy and discipline of Gaegae.”
“At present juncture that Lebanon lies in an atmosphere of peace and stability, it is not clear what is his goal and intention in raising such misleading claims?” the embassy statement said.
Gaegae claimed in a televised interview with a local media outlets that Iran had not been in favor of election of General Michel Aoun as Lebanon’s president, despite the Iranian official rejection of any interference in the Lebanese domestic affairs.
Lebanese Parliament elected on Monday Gen. Michel Aoun for presidency after two of vacuum.