Arslan Denies Delivering Letter to Assad on Behalf of Jumblat

Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan denied on Monday that he allegedly delivered a letter to Syrian President Bashar Assad on behalf of Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat or vise-versa.

“The report is a rumor and false,” Arslan said, according to the state-run National News Agency.

Arslan described his meeting with Assad as a “periodic meeting.”

He pointed out that the talks come in light of the personal and political ties.

Media reports said earlier that Arslan gave Assad a letter on behalf of Jumblat.

The message, according to reports, allegedly calls for reconciliation between Jumblat and Assad and an appeal to enroll two defected Druze officers from the Syrian army.

In October, Jumblat described Assad in his weekly editorial in the PSP's al-Anbaa as a “schizophrenic person” and noted that “terrorist groups” infiltrated Syria due to the “collusion and inaction” of the international community.

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