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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk has chosen not to accompany President Michel Aoun on his official visit to France in protest of a recent meeting between Lebanon's foreign minister and his Syrian counterpart, local media reported Sunday. Although there was no immediate comment from Machnouk on the reports, the minister Sunday blasted the meeting that was held last week between Gebran Bassil and Syria's Walid al-Moallem in New York on the fringe of the United Nations General Assembly. During a brunch event, Machnouk described the meeting as an "assault" on the office of the Prime Minister. Machnouk further elaborated that this action was unacceptable and will not be allowed to pass without repercussions.A source close to the President confirmed that Machnouk told Baabda Palace that he would not accompany Aoun to France.A source close to Machnouk didn't confirm or deny the reasons behind the minister's decision.
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