Jumblatt: Told Feltman that isolating Syria won’t benefit anyone

PSP leader MP Walid Jumblat told Hezbollah’s Al-Manar on Monday: The Liberation Day proved the futility of negotiations with Israel and the importance of liberating the land without any preconditions.

He also said that he told Feltman that any U.N. resolution that isolates Syria will not benefit anyone and “I hope some parties in Lebanon don’t have different calculations.”

Al Jumhouriayt newspaper has revealed that US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman met Jumblatt at the request of the latter.

The paper added that “Feltman had no plans to meet with Jumblatt . The only people he wanted to meet were President Michel Suleiman , PM designate Nagib Mikati and Speaker Nabih Berri. “It was Jumblatt who asked for the meeting and Feltman obliged because he considered Jumblatt a personal friend and a former ally of the US”.

The paper also said that Feltman was angered by Jumblatt’s leaks about their meeting and for quoting him out of context and specially because some of that information was not correct . Feltman felt that Jumblatt tried to exploit his meeting with him for petty scores in internal Lebanese politics.

  • Beiruti

    “That isolating Syria won’t benefit anyone” – Jumblatt

    “That isolating Jumblatt from Lebanon will help everyone” – Beiruti

    • kareemthehippy

      Jumblatt does have a point, though.  It’s unhealthy for our region to completely isolate eachother, but I wouldn’t want to partner with Bashar Al Assad…who does? But what if Syria’s revolution succeeds and a good democratic society exists? I’d love to have peace with at least one of our neighbors..it will benefit the Lebanese economy,and it will even stabilize some of our dirty politics.

      I do want everyone to isolate themselves from our politicians though…for our democracy, it’s more like a demockery that we’ve been dealing with teh same people since the Civil War..and even if they’re old, they have a lineage of sons and daughters..

  • Anonymous

    “That isolating Syria won’t benefit anyone” – Jumblatt

    “That isolating Jumblatt from Lebanon will help everyone” – Beiruti

    • Anonymous

      Jumblatt does have a point, though.  It’s unhealthy for our region to completely isolate eachother, but I wouldn’t want to partner with Bashar Al Assad…who does? But what if Syria’s revolution succeeds and a good democratic society exists? I’d love to have peace with at least one of our neighbors..it will benefit the Lebanese economy,and it will even stabilize some of our dirty politics.

      I do want everyone to isolate themselves from our politicians though…for our democracy, it’s more like a demockery that we’ve been dealing with teh same people since the Civil War..and even if they’re old, they have a lineage of sons and daughters..

  • 316909

    My brother works for the U.N station in Los Angeles and he told me that Syria already has so many sanctions it wouldnt change a thing to add more. They simply use Lebanon to import what they want and deposit funds in Lebanon. What we need to do is put sanctions on Lebanese banks if they keep taking deposits from syrian officials.

  • 316909

    My brother works for the U.N station in Los Angeles and he told me that Syria already has so many sanctions it wouldnt change a thing to add more. They simply use Lebanon to import what they want and deposit funds in Lebanon. What we need to do is put sanctions on Lebanese banks if they keep taking deposits from syrian officials.

  • Anonymous

    My brother works for the U.N station in Los Angeles and he told me that Syria already has so many sanctions it wouldnt change a thing to add more. They simply use Lebanon to import what they want and deposit funds in Lebanon. What we need to do is put sanctions on Lebanese banks if they keep taking deposits from syrian officials.