Assad accuses Hariri of damaging his relations with the Saudi king


According to MTV sources Syrian president Bashar al Assad was very uptight and spoke with an angry tone when he talked With the French president Nicolas Sarkozy about PM Saad Hariri .

Assad reportedly accused Hariri of deceiving them ( him and Saudi king Abdullah ) and accused Hariri of damaging his ( Assad’s ) relationship with the Saudi monarch.

The sources likened the attacks by Assad against Saad Hariri, to the stormy meeting that the late former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri had with the Syrian president before his assassination.

Saudi and Syrian officials had reportedly been working on a compromise that would resolve tensions in Lebanon over the imminent Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) indictment . Reports say that the STL may soon indict Hezbollah members in its investigation of the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri, father of Saad the current prime minister.

Hezbollah asked MP Michel Aoun to announce on Tuesday the failure of the Saudi-Syrian initiative and to blame March 14 alliance for the failure.

Hariri reportedly told MP Walid Jumbaltt on Friday: They want me to surrender and present concession after concession … on top of that they have a gun pointed to my head,” he was quoted as saying.

Hariri also reportedly told Jumblatt that the opposition cannot be counted on in respecting agreements, as proven through its violation of the Doha agreement when the opposition ministers resigned from Cabinet.