PRESIDENCY MEDIA OFFICE: NEWS PROMOTED ABOUT NATIONALIZATION OF NON-LEBANESE IS FALSE, AND WILL BRING ITS PERPETRATORS TO LEGAL ACCOUNTABILITY

The Information Office in the Lebanese Presidency issued the following statement:

Some media and social media outlets reported that President Michel Aoun issued nationalization decrees for a number of non-Lebanese individuals.

This news is false and fabricated, and falls within the framework of fake news, which some deliberately promote for reasons well-known reasons.

The truth that exposes these allegations is that restoring citizenship decrees, published in the latest issue of the Official Gazette, which were reported by various media outlets, were belonging to individuals residing abroad and of Lebanese descent. These decrees are issued according to Law No. 41 (24/11/2015), “Defining the conditions for regaining Lebanese citizenship”.

The law has set specific conditions with the process mechanism of requesting citizenship restoration, starting with the submission of an application in Lebanese missions abroad, sent to the Foreign Affairs Ministry and then to the Interior Ministry, so the Directorate of General Security and then to a special committee stipulated by the law and that has full authority to accept or reject requests, after studying. Then, to the Directorate of Personal Status, which in turn establishes the draft decree for each application to be signed according to rules. The law set a maximum 18-month period for this transaction.

Thus, since 2016 till now, dozens of decrees have been issued and all those who have obtained restoration of nationality have submitted documents proving that they are of Lebanese origin and it is their natural right, granted to them by the aforementioned law.

The Information Office again stresses, on different mass media outlets, on the need to refer to the media office in all news related to the Presidency of the Republic, in order to prevent the publication of any false or misleading news, noting that the repetition of such acts is violating laws and regulations, and perpetrators will be held accountable.– Presidency Press OfficeThe Information Office in the Lebanese Presidency issued the following statement:

Some media and social media outlets reported that President Michel Aoun issued nationalization decrees for a number of non-Lebanese individuals.

This news is false and fabricated, and falls within the framework of fake news, which some deliberately promote for reasons well-known reasons.

The truth that exposes these allegations is that restoring citizenship decrees, published in the latest issue of the Official Gazette, which were reported by various media outlets, were belonging to individuals residing abroad and of Lebanese descent. These decrees are issued according to Law No. 41 (24/11/2015), “Defining the conditions for regaining Lebanese citizenship”.

The law has set specific conditions with the process mechanism of requesting citizenship restoration, starting with the submission of an application in Lebanese missions abroad, sent to the Foreign Affairs Ministry and then to the Interior Ministry, so the Directorate of General Security and then to a special committee stipulated by the law and that has full authority to accept or reject requests, after studying. Then, to the Directorate of Personal Status, which in turn establishes the draft decree for each application to be signed according to rules. The law set a maximum 18-month period for this transaction.

Thus, since 2016 till now, dozens of decrees have been issued and all those who have obtained restoration of nationality have submitted documents proving that they are of Lebanese origin and it is their natural right, granted to them by the aforementioned law.

The Information Office again stresses, on different mass media outlets, on the need to refer to the media office in all news related to the Presidency of the Republic, in order to prevent the publication of any false or misleading news, noting that the repetition of such acts is violating laws and regulations, and perpetrators will be held accountable.– Presidency Press Office

Source: National News Agency

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