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Jumblat: Borj Abi Haidar More Dangerous than Any External War

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat said the slogan of arms-free Beirut was meaningless and warned that the Borj Abi Haidar clashes were more dangerous than any external war.

In remarks to As Safir newspaper on Thursday, Jumblat said the deadly street battles between Hizbullah and al-Ahbash gunmen last week came in reaction to the tripartite summit held at Baabda between President Michel Suleiman, Saudi King Abdullah and Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

"As if there is someone who wants to tell the leaders: You are not the ones who come up with solutions," the Druze leader said.

Warning that Lebanon was threatened by chaos, he said the Americans want to fight Iran on Lebanese territories. "There are other countries who want to fight Syria in Lebanon."

While admitting that Damascus and Riyadh could play a positive role in creating stability in Lebanon, Jumblat said that Premier Saad Hariri, Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Speaker Nabih Berri "can (also) do a lot."

About the slogan launched by pro-March 14 politicians to make the capital arms free, the PSP leader said he found it meaningless and unenforceable.


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