Jumblatt: Delaying STL indictment is no solution

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President Bashar al-Assad met on Sunday the leader of the Lebanese Progressive Socialist Party MP Walid Jumblatt, according to SANA

SANA also reported that the talks during their meeting “dealt with the latest developments in the Lebanese arena and the importance of unifying efforts of all the Lebanese parties to maintain calm and national unity in facing the challenges.”

Earlier today Jumblatt said that Syria and Saudi Arabia are currently considering ways to resolve the crisis over the indictment by the special Tribunal for Lebanon ( STL) and stressed that delaying the indictment means delaying the problem.

Tension escalated in Lebanon following reports that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will soon issue its indictment into the 2005 assassination of Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Last July, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the tribunal is “an Israeli project” that will indict Hezbollah members. Nasrallah accused Israel of being behind Hariri’s assassination but refused to provide the evidence to STL to support his claim. Hezbollah and its March 8 allies have been calling for the abolition of STL.

Jumblatt is concerned that should the court indict Hezbollah members, it could lead to a Shiite-Sunni strife, but others disagree since Hezbollah is the only armed militia in Lebanon.

Yesterday former Lebanese PM Salim el Hoss ruled out any Shiite- Sunni strife in Lebanon over the STL indictment, saying the “Sunnis and Shiites are one people .. there never was and there will never be a strife between them.”

Similarly Lebanese Forces leader samir Geagea said yesterday “Hezbollah should respond to the indictment through lawyers and the gathering of evidence”, , adding that “it is not the indictment that will destroy the country, but rather those who say that it will cause destruction.”

The indictment by the STL may reportedly be delayed till first quarter of 2011.

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8 responses to “Jumblatt: Delaying STL indictment is no solution”

  1. Leborigine Avatar
    Leborigine

    This has truly become a joke. Our leaders are all like dogs on a leash. No faith and no patriotism. They all run to damascus like rats, when damas used to kneel before Beirut before the war. What a shame!! Let us not live lies and just face reality, Lebanese are a disgarace to their country. I found this clip on youtube, and that really describes things the way they really are, unless someone can prove me otherwise!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_H_GLm9aKY

  2. Mr. Walid Biek you have outdone yourself and please resign from politics and you just like licking time bomb ready to explode. just shut up ya kird and we have had enough of your wacky politics. I wish you can blow up yourself in Damascus maybe you might you become the hero you always wanting to be.

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    Mr. Walid Biek you have outdone yourself and please resign from politics and you just like licking time bomb ready to explode. just shut up ya kird and we have had enough of your wacky politics. I wish you can blow up yourself in Damascus maybe you might you become the hero you always wanting to be.

  4. joseph_phdmath Avatar
    joseph_phdmath

    lebanon is not iraq where sunni,s killed onece 2 millions shia,s when saddam was in power and now the shia,s took over and revenge killing 2 million sunnis and more
    that problem was iraqui,s against iraquis
    this not a similar problem in lebanon ;the problem is in lebanon:
    < between lebaneese and persians group s (hezbollagh a persian alqueeda) hezbollah are not lebaneese
    they hold there own flag they have there own army they make there own laws it is a foreign occupation of lebanon they are not lebaneese it is a sate within a state
    the lebaneese people are great people shia,s sunni, christians duruz etcccc from all religions

    hezbollah are not lebaneese they are persians as they wo,nt hold the lebaneese flag;( they hold there own),they wo,nt pledge allegiance to the state as they have defied the laws many times as they pledge allegiance to iran
    they wo,nt respect the lebaneese lwas and governement as they have there own how much more prooves the world needs and the lebaneese people to see that those foreigners ha have invadeed part of lebanon and they are trying to invade theother part

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    lebanon is not iraq where sunni,s killed onece 2 millions shia,s when saddam was in power and now the shia,s took over and revenge killing 2 million sunnis and more

    that problem was iraqui,s against iraquis

    this not a similar problem in lebanon ;the problem is in lebanon:

    < between lebaneese and persians group s (hezbollagh a persian alqueeda) hezbollah are not lebaneese

    they hold there own flag they have there own army they make there own laws it is a foreign occupation of lebanon they are not lebaneese

  6. NO ARAB or Country could delay or cancel the STL, so i beg all the politicians & press to stop raising this issue as it insulting our intelligence.

    MARCH 08, SYRIA & IRAN tried their best to overthrow the STL and failed big time, so just accept the fact that the STL will continue full stop

  7. NO ARAB or Country could delay or cancel the STL, so i beg all the politicians & press to stop raising this issue as it insulting our intelligence.

    MARCH 08, SYRIA & IRAN tried their best to overthrow the STL and failed big time, so just accept the fact that the STL will continue full stop

  8. NO ARAB or Country could delay or cancel the STL, so i beg all the politicians & press to stop raising this issue as it insulting our intelligence.

    MARCH 08, SYRIA & IRAN tried their best to overthrow the STL and failed big time, so just accept the fact that the STL will continue full stop

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