Jumblat Fears U.S. will Avenge Syria by Imposing Sanctions on Lebanon
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat has expressed fears that the U.S. will settle scores with Syria in Lebanon through targeting the new Lebanese cabinet.
“According to the opposition and the so-called international community, this is Hizbullah’s cabinet, which means Syria’s (government),” Jumblat told al-Akhbar newspaper on Tuesday. “Then avenging Damascus would be by a fierce battle through imposing sanctions on Lebanon.”
“We’re not the target,” the MP said.
He said that the U.S. Congress is taking action against PM Najib Miqati’s cabinet through cutting all U.S. aid to Lebanon's new government.
The Druze leader said that the March 14-led opposition is “inciting the west against the new cabinet and March 8 forces.”
Jumblat remarked that the government’s policy statement will not differ from the previous cabinet statements. “Lebanon is committed to the international resolutions,” he stressed.
Concerning the expected release of the indictment by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the PSP leader told the daily that the “indictment targets Hizbullah… if we go back to what was published about the STL in the media we become sure that it has lost its credibility.”
On the Issue of the clashes that erupted in Tripoli on Friday, reliable sources told Jumblat that a march in support of the Syrian people in Tripoli wasn’t supposed to go through Syria Street that separates Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.
He wished upon Tripoli citizens that support of the Syrian regime or the Syrian people to neutralize their city from any internal bickering because “it harms it and harms Syria.”