NNA - "Terrorism has no religion and we shall fight it with our national unity," stressed Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, upon arrival at Beirut International Airport prior to the landing of the MEA plane carrying the Istanbul victims.
"We are present at the Airport today, representing President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, and House Speaker, Nabih Berri, to receive the plane carrying the injured and martyrs, and we as a State have a responsibility to shoulder before the people," stated Hariri.
He added: "The word today belongs to the families of the victims, and we shall stand by them in all steps."
"We are following-up with the Turkish government with regards to the crime perpetrator," Hariri went on, stressing that "terrorism is targeting us all, targeting the people's love for life."
He concluded by expressing his deepest condolences, on behalf of President Aoun and House Speaker Berri, to the Lebanese people during this trying ordeal.
"Today is the day of the martyrs, the victims and the injured," said Hariri, urging all to raise their prayers for the victims, and for the sake of remaining together as "one".