Jumblatt headed today to Damascus


Progressive Socialist Party sources told Central News Agency that PSP leader MP Walid Jumblatt visited Damascus on Tuesday and he will return to Beirut on Wednesday .

His visit comes after he urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to to “implement the reforms he announced recently that protect the right to peaceful protest”

In his weekly article in PSP’s newspaper Jumblatt wrote:

“As Syria’s friend and ally, since a long time except the period from 2005 a to 2009 … I urge President Assad to implement his previous resolutions on protecting the right to peaceful protest and freedom of speech and to quickly launch a broad dialogue with the various political, syndical, social and economic sectors and the representatives of the civil society to discuss the means to overcome this critical political period.”

Jumblatt , who was elected by March 14 voters during the 2009 elections defected to the Iranian and Syrian backed March 8 alliance last January.

Jumblatt urged the Syrian leaders to seriously investigate the recent unrest in Syria and hold those responsible accountable, whether they are security, military or administrative officials or conspirators against Syria’s stability and security.

The PSP sources did not reveal whether Jumblatt will be meeting Assad or not .