Editorial: Prudent High Level Official Reaction

The National Defense and Security Council, chaired by President of the Republic, stressed in its meeting which was held at the Guest House on 7 April on the importance of unifying the national ranks and realization of peace and resorting to wisdom to prevent sedition in the country.
The council which convened its session in the presence of all its members received detailed reports on the current political and security situations and adopted a number of measures that would boost peace and stability in the country
The council affirmed that the protestors represent a sector of the society whose vision and demands should be heard. It pointed out to the keenness of the government on maintaining dialogue with all sectors for realizing national accord. This official prudent recognition from such an important institution of the protestors demands represent a good starting point for dialogue with the protesting youth. In this context the element of time is crucial and the steps to such a dialogue should be accelerated as much as possible to end the present situation of tension between the youth and the official institutions.
On the other hand the Council of Ministers in a meeting just one day before the National Defense and Security Council meeting had praised the attitude of the security organs towards the protestors. In this context we stress that these institutions have to abide by the highest degree of restraint regardless of any proactive behaviour taking into consideration that most of the protestors are very young with little experience in the required conduct in such gatherings.
Also, such a manner will facilitate any dialogue with them while harsh treatment will complicate such a process. Our advice to the security organs if we are allowed to give one is to treat them like your young untamed brothers or sons. This method will make your job easier; serve your country and the youth future.

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