Jumblat Returns from Libya with $25 Million Oil Deal


Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat has struck a 25-million-dollar oil deal with the leaders of Libya's new ruling National Transitional Council (NTC), Ad-Diyar daily reported Wednesday.

The newspaper said the first phase of the deal involves the immediate payment of 7 million dollars.

Jumblat visited Libya earlier in the month, where he held talks with Mustafa Abdul Jalil, head of the NTC, his deputy Abdul Hafiz Ghogha and a number of NTC members.

Jumblat was accompanied by Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour, PSP deputy chief for foreign affairs Dureid Yaghi and PSP official Bahij Abu Hamzeh.

A statement issued by PSP’s media department said Jumblat congratulated the rebels for their triumph on decades of darkness and dictatorship under Moammar Gadhafi’s rule.

Comments 17
Thumb ado.australia almost 9 years

Payment for what? Who pays who? What does the payee receive in return? In what capacity has this deal been struck? If this deal involves Lebanese recourses, then who has authorised jumblatt to make such a deal. I only noticed the "social affairs" minister? Is the deal related to social affairs?

Come on naharnet, who do you have working on these articles?

Default-user-icon ledonj (Guest) almost 9 years

Exactly Naharnet!!!! Need to provide more information.

Thumb canaanite almost 9 years

Seriously,... Jumblatt spins me out... Im in awe of him... Like a human puzzle!

Thumb geha almost 9 years

why blame naharnet for reporting?
the deal seems to have been made by joumblat in his capacity of owner of a fuel company.
he is making benefit of the lybian stance :) business as usual.

Default-user-icon anamin (Guest) almost 9 years

really? you call that an informative article??? Who is writing your articles?

Whats the deal? who pays who?

Thumb jabalamel almost 9 years

really is puzzling...he got money for what???

Thumb jabalamel almost 9 years

shab this is not only disgusting, it's insulting and retarded

Thumb shab almost 9 years

He bought the frozen corps of Sadr

Thumb shab almost 9 years

Bala Amel your avatar is an insult to the brave Lebanese Amel fighters whom fougtht the filthy He-zbelleh militia and the Palastinian invaders.

Default-user-icon knight templar (Guest) almost 9 years

and zhang niwara bought 5 scoops of ice cream for a STRIKING 10 $
gosh he struck an ice cream deal from his pocket money can you beleive it

Thumb Chupachups almost 9 years


Default-user-icon amirmansour (Guest) almost 9 years

Great deal.
Is it his private buisiness....if so why report it.

Why two ministers accompany him....don't they represent the government or in what capacity...??

Congratulating the rebels on behalf of the government or PSP.....
Sound confusing or it is Mafioso land...each acts based on his own camp....
Who is going next ????

To Shab and others....be sensitive and polite

Default-user-icon Rami (Guest) almost 9 years

PLEASE HELP! Who's running our country?

Default-user-icon Pong Lenis (Guest) almost 9 years

WTF is happening?

Is Jumblat entitled to bring contracts?

Default-user-icon منصور الكيخة (Guest) almost 9 years

افادت معلومات لدينا ان صحيفة الديار قد تلقت من هذا العقد سبعة في المئة مقابل نشر الخبر

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) almost 9 years

is it the beginning of decentralisation?????IS IT PROVINCIAL OR FEDERAL DEAL??

Missing m.seraaly almost 9 years

For bigdig: dont u see that is addiyar daily informations?