Jumblatt disagrees with French FM’s stance over Hezbollah


Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt disagreed with the stance of French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner with regards to Hezbollah.

Jumblatt told As Safir that “the arms of the resistance and Hezbollah represent the essential guarantee to face any possible Israeli aggression against Lebanon, especially after the latest statements of U.S. President Barack Obama in which he admitted underestimating the difficulties in achieving peace in the Middle East. ”

Jumblatt said the Lebanese have agreed in principle that the national defense strategy is the most important for Lebanon.

“More than ever, we believe the defense strategy is in place to fight any aggression,” he added.

Kouchner told Lebanese PM Saad Hariri during his visit to France that Hezbollah is Lebanon’s problem and not Israel, due to its allegiance to Iran.