BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The leader of Lebanon’s Progressive Socialist Party Walid Jumblatt told the Al-Joumhouriya daily this weekend that he will not make any settlements with the Syrian government.
“I will not conclude my political life with more settlements. We made a settlement after the martyrdom of chief Kamal Jumblat (his father), and after the martyrdom of former PM Rafik Hariri. I believe that is enough,” Jumblatt told Al-Joumhouriya, as reported by Naharnet.
“Let me die in dignity without getting involved in more humiliating settlements which only destroy my national heritage and the heritage of Kamal Jumblat. I will not change my tone against the regime. Let someone else do,” he continued.
Jumblatt then accused Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad of seeking revenge against those who opposed him in Lebanon.
“Bashar will not leave Lebanon and will not forget it. The Syrian wants to come back and revenge against the remnants of March 14 camp, the only one left is Fares Souaid,” he added.
Jumblatt has been one of Assad’s biggest critics in Lebanon, often blaming him for the conflict in Syria and regional problems.