Sarkozy heads to Lebanon after a deal is reached over STL


French President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to head to Beirut as soon as a compromise settlement over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon indictment is announced to end the country’s political impasse , French diplomatic sources revealed on Friday.

The sources told the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa newspaper that the visit would be aimed at asserting France’s support to the compromise settlement.

Sarkozy recently stated that it is unacceptable for Lebanon to slip again into violence.

Sarkozy will also use his visit as a opportunity to consult with Lebanese leaders on the steps that would follow the announcement, with the aim of assisting Lebanon and strengthen the state and its institutions.

Saudi and Syrian officials have reportedly been working on a compromise that would resolve tensions in Lebanon over the imminent STL indictment . Reports say that the STL may soon indict Hezbollah members in its investigation of the murder of former PM Rafik Hariri.