Jumblatt: The only solution for Syria is ‘toppling the regime’


jumblatt attacks syriaLebanon’s Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said that the only solution for ending the crisis in Syria is by toppling the regim of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad whom he described as “schizophrenic.”

“There is no solution for the Syrian crisis other than by way of toppling the regime,” he stressed.

In remarks to Ash-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper published Thursday Jumblatt described Assad as schizophrenic:

“I think he is living in a different world when I listen to most of his speeches.”

The PSP leader continued: “This proves how he treats his people when he ignores that there are tens of thousands of dead and missing [Syrians] whom he describes as terrorists.”

Syria is witnessing a violent uprising against Assad’s regime, which has so far killed more than 70,000 people since its outbreak in March 2011, according to figures released by the United Nations.

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