| 15.11,11. 01:54 AM |
Jumblat: Arab Initiative is Syria’s Salvation
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat stated that Lebanon’s position at Saturday’s Arab League summit “should not have been the same as Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.”
He told the daily An Nahar in remarks published on Monday: “Lebanon was better off voicing its commitment to the Arab initiative on Syria.”
“This initiative represents Syria’s salvation,” he stressed.
The MP revealed that he will have a clear position on the Syrian crisis during his weekly editorial in the PSP-affiliated al-Anbaa magazine, which will be published later on Monday.
On Saturday, Lebanon voted against a decision taken by the Arab foreign ministers to suspend Syria’s membership in the Arab League.
18 countries agreed to the decision, while Lebanon, Yemen and Syria voted against it and Iraq abstained.
The Arab League initiative on Syria calls on President Bashar Assad’s regime to implement reforms and halt the use of violence against anti-regime protests.