Monday, April 13, 2009

Jumblat, hoping to re-gain the "trust" of Hezbollah...

In NTV, here via Al Manar.
"...Speaking to Al-Jadeed TV, Jumblatt admitted that some in Hezbollah continue to doubt his intentions and stances. However, he urged them to distinguish between his previous and current positions and speeches. "I say one must distinguish between my speeches under the influence of blood with what I am saying now," Jumblatt said, hoping to re-gain the "trust" of the Resistance party.
The Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) leader recalled the meeting between Sayyed Nasrallah and the head of the Future movement MP Saad Hariri. He said that the mentioned meeting "was good and should be repeated."
Regarding the upcoming parliamentary elections in June, Jumblatt said that the formation of electoral lists in some regions, such as the Chouf, was due to the prevailing conditions. "I have a partnership with MP Saad Hariri and in some regions it was at our expense," he said, citing the failure to nominate former Minister Jean Obeid on the March 14 list. He also questioned why MP Misbah Ahdab was not nominated on the March 14 electoral list in Tripoli.
Jumblatt added that he had spoken with Hariri expressing his desire not to place a candidate in the Bekaa region that could annoy Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri. Jumblatt said he would not cancel his "historic" relationship with Berri even if it did not appeal to some. He said conditions had set them apart; however, their joint "perseverance" would remain...."

1 comment:

Thoughtful Senior Founding Member of the FLC said...

The warlord has a long way to go. In fact, it is doubtful whether there will be anyone who will trust him. He may reach an arrangement of sorts with Hezbollah but it will never rise to the status of understanding between Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement. How ironic!