Jumblat Says he Met Assad Twice Lately Advising him to Avoid Bloody Crackdown
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat has unveiled that he met with Syrian President Bashar Assad twice in the past few days advising him to resort to a political solution to his country’s crisis.
Jumblat told al-Haqiqa talk show on Egypt’s Dream One TV aired Monday that he advised Assad to resolve the crisis in all ways except for “blood” because a bloody crackdown on protestors would lead to a regime collapse.
The PSP chief told his interviewer that he reminded Assad of the fate of the Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan presidents.
“Assad accepted my remarks but unfortunately the security solution is still prevailing in Syria,” he said.
Asked why he continues to change his policies, Jumblat said: “All politicians change their stances in accordance with the political circumstances.”
“What would you do if a gun was pointed at your head?” the Druze leader asked his interviewer, hinting that his life was at risk.