| 25.07,11. 02:12 AM |
Jumblat: Syria Can Only Be Cured through Punishing Those Who Committed Crimes against People
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat warned on Sunday of attempts to create disputes between Lebanese and Syrians in light of the anti-regime protests in Syria.
He said while on tour in Rashayya: “Syria can only be cured through the punishment of those who committed the crimes against the Syrian people.”
He demanded that all political prisoners be released and that hostilities against protestors be halted.
Furthermore, he condemned statements aimed at creating sectarian strife in the Arab country, saying that a new constitution needed to be devised in order to all for the formation of multiple parties in Syria.
“These promises were all pledged by Syrian President Bashar Assad, but appears that some members of the regime don’t want to implement them,” the MP noted.
Jumblat remarked: “Only free people can liberate the oppressed.”
On local developments, he paid tribute to Resistance fighters who were killed during the July 2006 war, reiterating former Premier Saad Hariri and Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s calls for dialogue.
This dialogue would help “devise a defense strategy that can fortify the Resistance.”