Tunisian President: Ennahda threatened me personally


Al Arabiya reported that Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, said on Thursday that the Ennahda Movement Party threatened him personally and that he would not allow it.

Essebsi comments came during his supervision of the National Security Council’s meeting at Carthage Presidential Palace.

Local media reported that the Tunisian president said during the meeting- that the recent statement of Ennahda Movement Party in which it denounced a published press release by the country’s presidency carrying a statement of one of the members of the defense team of assassinated political opponents Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi in 2013, after his meeting with him- carries in it a direct threat to him personally.

The Tunisian president said that he will not allow that and the final say is for the judiciary system, according to reports by local media.

President Beji Caid Essebsi added that he receives all the parties without exception as president of Tunisia, noting that “what I had been briefed on by the legal defense team of the martyrs Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi, was reasonable.”

The Tunisian president confirmed that the defense team handed him a “volume” of documents related to what is known as the secret apparatus of Ennahda Movement, pointing out that the subject of this apparatus has become known to all the world and is no longer a secret.

He stressed that he is not biased toward any party at the expense of another party, pointing out that he works only for Tunisia’s interest.


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