Jumblat Holds Talks with Hariri in Riyadh on Local Developments

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Progressive Socialist Party chief MP Walid Jumblat held talks on Wednesday with head of the Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri in Saudi Arabia.

A statement from the former premier's office said that the two officials met in Riyadh to discuss the latest local developments in Lebanon, most notably the political deadlock over the election of a president.

Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) had reported earlier that Jumblat had held a meeting with King Salman.

The MP had traveled to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

He is accompanied by his son Taimur and Health Minister Wael Abou Faour.

Regional and international issues will be the focus of talks between Jumblat and Saudi officials, who had recently paid visits to Moscow and Paris, reported al-Joumhouria newspaper on Wednesday.

Comments 55
Default-user-icon the_roar (Guest) over 4 years

Walid Jumblat and General Aoun are the only two politicians working for Lebanon's family interests.... the rest pfffft

Default-user-icon the_roar (Guest) over 4 years

Hezbollah, Israel, Iran, and Russia are the only 4 countries working for Lebanon's interests..... the rest pfffft

Missing humble over 4 years

Jumbo: it is time for you to have some guts and courage.

Thumb _mowaten_ over 4 years

hahahahahah jumbo courage? he's on a panhandling mission in the kingdom of obscurantism and corruption

Missing CFTC over 4 years

@mowaten E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T. Still laughing since the day you declared with a straight face you were a shiaa atheist and also a member of hezbollah with only one account. I think i will also continue to laugh at your statement "hahahahahah jumbo courage? ". Thank you Thank you

Default-user-icon willypete (Guest) over 4 years

Mowaten is the modern day version of Joseph Goebbel.
if you don't know who I mean ..you should !
look it up

Thumb _mowaten_ over 4 years

CFTF this is not serious, you forgot to spam here:
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/191936-report-finishing-touches-to-shehayyeb-s-waste-plan-to-be-placed-wednesday

Thumb Mystic over 4 years

min.tak why don't you write from your original profile? Little wahabi vermin too scared?

Thumb jaafar.ibn.iblees over 4 years

why don't you admit it is a martyred iranian jihadist terrorist family in your avatar?

Default-user-icon tony abu rizk (Guest) over 4 years

not even a day off on 3ashoura does mowaten take!!!

Thumb _mowaten_ over 4 years

ignore him Mystic, and please dont report him. i'm hoping his comment will stay up here just to illustrate the "quality" of m14 supporters ;)

Thumb Mystic over 4 years

mowaten, I'm not reporting anyone. Naharnet only have a way of deleting comments when it is our people, so these March 14 can say whatever they want.

Thumb justin over 4 years

typical hizb followers playing the victim from the onset of time. If naharnet deletes your posts how is it then that if you look to your right you will always see mystic, mowaten, and southern comments as top rated. This has been the case like forever.

Thumb justin over 4 years

popular by who? you the trolls who vote yourselves up and pretend you are popular.

Thumb _mowaten_ over 4 years

lol Mystic, but even when they can say anything, all they manage to come up with is the kind of sewer talk we saw above. how sad is that? :D

Thumb ex-fpm over 4 years

i typically refrain from commenting on your nonsense. But can you tell everybody why you were banned the first time around before you started having dots and dashes attached to your screen name...? Let me remind you and give you a hint.... what did you exactly call Dr. Geagea... the exact words... do you remember?
Spare us your hypocritical high moral ground.

Default-user-icon walid121 (Guest) over 4 years

Mowaten I'm not a big poster here but I have been using this site for over 30 years and recently I have been liking your posts, your the only one informing these deluded ignorants. :)

Default-user-icon mowaten.chimp.313 (Guest) over 4 years

what is it that you find so funny?

Default-user-icon Rita Nahhas (Guest) over 4 years

mowaten I want to know who pays you and for what exact purpose? Who pays for your internet quota? I find you on every article spamming and spreading lies... I demand answers and NOW.

Default-user-icon Rima Al Khatib (Guest) over 4 years

i wonder what country are you mowtaten of.... certainly not Lebanon.

Default-user-icon cityboy (Guest) over 4 years

you know what is strange mowaten.... I was thinking the same thing exactly, the same!!!! The similarities between us are not just coincidences anymore. I mean we are both shiaa extremists who pretend to be secular and we both are members of the shia resistance, both paid to post, both are sectarian to the bone, both troll and make up accounts to insult people and then pretend we are against such practices.... I hope just because we are similar in all the above ways people don't think we are the same poster.

Default-user-icon Petra Laszlo (Guest) over 4 years

mowaten
I thought i told you I'd ring you when I needed a doorknob's opinion, who let you out of your cage?

Default-user-icon mowaten.fantoura (Guest) over 4 years

what was that mowaten? You call that a political opinion or a burst of hysteria!

Default-user-icon mowaten.khara.ibn.khara (Guest) over 4 years

do you have a life mowaten other than spamming naharnet day in and day out?

Default-user-icon mowaten.darta (Guest) over 4 years

I hope you don't think you are funny mowaten?

Missing thatisit over 4 years

your masters in iran are no different than saudis both theocracies to the first degree - Only difference is one is shiite and one is sunni. It was once said that religion is the opium of society and it is so true in both of those two repressive regimes.

Missing bigjohn over 4 years

Karl Marx said that religion is the opium of the masses, which is true. Just like you do NOT compare Sunni Takfiris to Christians, you can make distinctions between Sunni takfiris and Shiite Islamists.

Missing imagine_1979 over 4 years

What is that coment bigjohn??
Yes indeed iranian mollahs are retard in a different way.. They are special...
So what is differency between the isis guy decapitating a guy and the boys scoot of aboufadel el abbas or faylak badder?....just take a look at youtube man
Bigjohn?.... Please can u ellaborate?

Default-user-icon a2zacco (Guest) over 4 years

Jumblat is counting on Arab generosity... in the hope the Price is Right. Politicians influenced by a foreign entity is considered treason, but in Lebanon it is part of national identity, it is business as usual.

Missing ysurais over 4 years

Can we NOT do something alone locally in Lebanon!

****Why Lebanese politicians always have to go to tindikrit and tambuktu and &&&.. all Leb politicians without exceptionsss..

Leb politicians must go back to kinda garden and re- learn how to take decision alone!

Thumb -phoenix1 over 4 years

Mystic my dear Mystic, I know you so well, to the point where I know when you've lost it. If I am the perfect sellout, you then must be the perfect delusion, in simpler terms, of a people who refuse to touch ground with events. May you enjoy many more divine victories.

Thumb -phoenix1 over 4 years

(1). Southern, Zabadani, does that ring a bell? If it does, then good for you, it's what I refer to for you as your wake up call. As I mentioned in my previous post, the once almighty Hezbollah, with the once almighty Syrian army, with Russia, Iran, ah, another almighty, could not even hold on to it, so, cease fires after cease-fires. I said it earlier, I hate nothing more than Daesh and wish them all the harm in the world, but people like you, especially that clown Aoun should cease dreaming, Russia will go no further than help the Syrian army regain territory deemed vital for its survival, so if anyone is deluding himself with illusion of the Syria of before, so far no one can see it happening. Russia has still yet to commit boots on the ground, so if it doesn't which it won't, the outcome is predictable already.

Thumb -phoenix1 over 4 years

(2). Southern. I understand your feelings my dear Southern, you are a Shiite brother and quite naturally you are hooked up to Hezbollah for many reasons, in your calculations filtering all the way up from central command, you're hoping that Russia will re-establish the Syria of old, thus the Hezbollah of old, thus, the power of old in Lebanon, thus the Aoun of old for president. Personally I can't see that happening, apparently, Syria will never be the same as before, Russia simply wants its access to the Med, thus Tartous and nearby bases, don't forget the strategic and moral interests attached to them, and if a political solution is found whereby Bachar continue Ad-Interim then rest assured Russia will eventually let go of him.

Thumb -phoenix1 over 4 years

(3). Southern. I am very much sympathetic to Russia and wish it well, because deep at heart I am profoundly hurt what these bast*rds Daesh did to minorities, among them Christians and in my heart I'd wish to see them roast ash-grey, but Russia has its limits, air campaigns are effective, but only to a certain limit, the rest is work to be done on the ground, thus, boots on the ground , without which results will remain lukewarm at best. The calculation is for Russia to use its airpower and right under it, for the Syrian army to tempt advances on the ground, but again, how far can the Syrians, aided by HA and Iran can go? Let's be realistic, no one sees any further than securing a Aalawite state with a certain buffer zone. Anyway, let's see what happens as time progresses, but again, HA calculations are the ones based on wishful thinking, added to a twist of propaganda effort to keep chins up, you see?

Missing peace over 4 years

i totally share your point of view. but many people don't like to face hard truths, they prefer to stay blind to them. It is exactly what hezbi lovers do. They believe russia will save syria and take it back as i was but russia is only there to save their bases. period.
hezbollah is stuck there and is losing rather than winning anything.

Missing imagine_1979 over 4 years

Phenix, russia is attaking da3ech in idlib? It is using the same assad strategy kill rebels and leave onluy da3ech and assad as options...
But to our moumaniin friends why worry? assad donnot enjoy the support of 88.7% of the syrian population...
:)

Thumb ex-fpm over 4 years

phoenix
Russian airstrikes have been targeted at the "other" rebels and hardly on ISIS. In fact, ISIS have attacked the "rebels" and gained territory only to withdraw a day later and hand it over to Assad and Hezbollah without a fight.

Missing ysurais over 4 years

Can we NOT do something alone locally in Lebanon!

****Why Lebanese politicians always have to go to tindikrit and tambuktu and &&&.. all Leb politicians without exceptionsss..

Leb politicians must go back to kinda garden and re- learn how to take decision alone!

Default-user-icon illegitimate & illiterate.southern (Guest) over 4 years

once again you deliver a first class political and cultural analysis in a very simple and organized fashion for the common reader.
Thank you southern for being you
Bravo

Thumb Mystic over 4 years

Jumblat sold the Druze in favor of Saudi dollars and Hariris blessings.
It's sad to see a whole sect being sold away like that.

Thumb Mystic over 4 years

Why didn't he support his fellow Druze in Syria? They got slaughtered by Al Nusra, and he gave them orders to stand down and not to retaliate.

That is one of the main reasons Jumblat is not an honorable leader. People like Wahhab knows what he is talking about, steadfast and talks for his people.

Thumb Mystic over 4 years

Also encouraging them to fight, unlike Jumblat that stands down and take his hand in the air, asking for more Gulf dollars.

Thumb -phoenix1 over 4 years

(1). Mystic, people like you need to get off that high horse you were once riding, that horse has limped, begged to be released and now it's dead. Now that you people are riding on donkeys, you certainly realize that your view of the horizon is much lower and diminished. people like you are now hedging their bets over Russia, fine by me, me too I have the world's hatred for Daesh and the Takfiri groups, but your bravado nowadays is only to hide a terrible defeat, a serious blow to the image that Hezbollah was trying to cut across, that too is gone for good.

Thumb -phoenix1 over 4 years

(2). Mystic. In Syria, together with the regime, Russia, Iran and several other countries, you people were losing ground constantly, even a resort town you couldn't keep. Now Russia is in with increased firepower, but it is there only to help Bachar carve out his Aalawite stronghold and nothing more, the rest of Syria will go for grabs between the other Sunni rival camps. If you people are still dreaming of your hitherto delusions of grandeur, your wake up call has long since rung, it's over, done, adios. Bachar's Syria has shrunk fearfully, and it will remain a little state constantly fighting to survive. It will only be a shadow of its former self, and that includes Hezbollah, unfortunately for you people.

Thumb justin over 4 years

good posts phoenix

Thumb Mystic over 4 years

Phoenix, good you arrived. You are the perfect example of a sellout just likke Jumblat and Geagea, instead of backing a Christian power such as Russia, you instead go over to Arab Oil sheikhs and take their dollars for granted.

The lowest of the lowest ya phoenix, that is the way I see your kind.

Thumb Mystic over 4 years

My point is phoenix, your miscalculated alliance with the Wahabis will only mean your doom.

Jumblat & Geagea made the same mistake because they thought the takfiris would win in Syria and tip the balance in the Middle East, they are both hoping that Saudi Arabia and Hariri will protect them if Lebanon was taken over by ISIS and Al Nusra.

Missing bigjohn over 4 years

The majority of government troops and pro-government militias who are fighting the takfiris/Ikhwan in Aleppo, Damascus, and Eastern Syria are NOT Alewites, but Sunnis, Druze, Christians, and other minorities. With the help of Russia, pro-government troops may be able to seize cities, and large towns from the takfiris. But, Syria is too large for the government to control the whole country (like Iraq) especially when billions of weapons and money are flowing in to help the Takfiris.

Default-user-icon majority of government troops and pro-government militias (Guest) over 4 years

we agree with bigjohn and please come visit us in january

Missing humble over 4 years

Funny how Mastica, Northern, not-mowaten, etc...can be proud of a backaged culture like Iran...

Default-user-icon illegitimate & illiterate.southern (Guest) over 4 years

i cannot but bow at your ingenious method of simplifying complex issues and breaking them down into concise and small portions for the common reader to understand and follow.
Thank you for being you Southern
Stay the course and Bravo

Missing humble over 4 years

Phoenix,

Fully agree with your analysis which sticks to reality.

Missing humble over 4 years

Where is Tric Trac to add some more nonsense???

Missing bigjohn over 4 years

"Jumblat Holds Talks with Hariri in Riyadh on Local Developments" and Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) had reported earlier that Jumblat had held a meeting with King Salman."......AND this sectarian feudal leader still calls himself a "progressive Socialist".

Missing peace over 4 years

"later the scenery was changing as the Lebanese political war lords... "
funny how you avoid the truth: syria helped christians then when they were becoming too strong they let them down and sided with the sunnis then same thing they let them down to side with others... you know why? because they never wanted to help Lebanon but rather to sit their power over it. you cheered them after the war and thanked them for it in 2005... remember? syria was politics was just to set up fires then come and put them out to appear as a savior... your beloved aoun said the exact same thing ...
that is the kind of regime you support...