Sayyed ready to withdraw his Syrian lawsuit


Former head of the General Security Department Maj. Gen. Jamil al-Sayyed told OTV that he is ready to withdraw the lawsuit that he filed in Damascus against Lebanese officials if either President Michel Suleiman or PM Saad Hariri invited him for talks.

His intention he said is “to preserve Lebanese-Lebanese consensus and Lebanese-Syrian rapprochement.”

Sayyed also said that he felt it would be appropriate to withdraw the lawsuit after Hariri’s visit to Damascus last month, but said people would think that he backed down under Syrian pressure

Sayyed warned Justice Minister Ibrahim Najjar that he would sue him “if he continued to obstruct the Syrian judicial summons”

Sayyed along with 3 other generals were suspects in the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, but were released from jail last June for insufficient evidence