Muallem Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery in Beirut

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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, who led the regime's negotiating team at failed peace talks this year, underwent a successful heart operation in Lebanon on Friday, Syrian television reported.

Muallem, the chief diplomat of President Bashar Assad's regime throughout the three-year civil war, had undergone tests for a suspected blocked coronary artery, a medical source in the Lebanese capital told Agence France Presse.

"Doctors say the heart operation was a success, and Mr. Muallem will return to normal life in a few days," Syrian television quoted Damascus' ambassador in Beirut Ali Abdul Karim Ali as saying.

The 73-year-old was admitted to the American University of Beirut Medical Center under tight security on Thursday, the Lebanese medical source said.

"He underwent a quadruple coronary bypass in an operation lasting four hours," the source said, describing Muallem's condition as "stable" and saying he will be in hospital for a week.

Radio Liban Libre reported Muallem had been brought into the renowned Beirut hospital through an underground car park accompanied by a large number of bodyguards.

Muallem served as Syrian ambassador in Washington from 1990 to 2000 and became foreign minister in 2006.

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Thumb ex-fpm 14 March 2014, 11:18

That would be absolute justice if he calls it quits in Lebanon.

Missing coolmec 14 March 2014, 12:12

ex fpm
absolute justice would be for us to arrest hum indict him goes to court and if sentenced we kill him or exchange him for our Lebanese citizens rotting in syrian jails

Missing 15 March 2014, 06:29

With all the high tech hospital and the amazing technological progress that this regime brought to the people of Syria, how come their politicians and rich people come to Lebanon for any complicated medical care!!! Must be the Takfiri fault.

Thumb skeletor 14 March 2014, 14:19

I am negotiating with him as we speak. He will join me soon!

Thumb souk-el-gharb 14 March 2014, 11:39

says a guy bashing sunnis and syrian rebels all day long...

Thumb Maxx 14 March 2014, 11:41

Ha ha! Like Ribbentrop in Hotel Dieu de Paris.

Thumb souk-el-gharb 14 March 2014, 11:48

they should, same as Pinochet was arrested while in London for treatement...

Thumb FlameCatcher 14 March 2014, 13:05

He should not walk out of the hospital alive or free !

Yalla, let's all to Hamra ! Surround AUBMC and arrest this criminal !

And if pro-syrian gorillas show up, eliminate them !

Thumb FlameCatcher 14 March 2014, 13:39

Already there ... come and join me with your SSNP and Hezbollah terrorists...

Thumb FlameCatcher 14 March 2014, 13:55

Oh I forgot you don't have time. Between your pro-terrorist activities and propaganda initiatives... no worries, your terrorist loving clones will be there to replace you.

Thumb FlameCatcher 14 March 2014, 14:24

Yes you are right, it would be a pity for him to die without a fair trial for his crimes along with Bashars

Thumb FlameCatcher 14 March 2014, 14:35

PS: which god should we pray to ? Kezbollah's god who holds a Kalashnikov in his hands ?

Thumb FlameCatcher 14 March 2014, 18:04

@Mowaten : "old man with a heart condition" ? Are you talking about Muallem or Aoun ?

I'm not affraid of them ... I'm affraid of the idiots that idolise them !

Thumb Chupachups 14 March 2014, 13:59

Isn't it slightly ironic that he is getting treatment at the AMERICAN university of Beirut medical centre?

Thumb popeye 14 March 2014, 14:03

Arrest him and deny him medical treatment the same way he and the regime do to the honorable syrian people.

Thumb -phoenix1 14 March 2014, 14:24

Did he not read what happened to the Saudi man that died in so misterious circumstances a couple of months ago? It seems the only place the Syrians can get medical attention is with us nowadays, no one wants them anymore.

Thumb -phoenix1 14 March 2014, 17:42

Another Sharon, another comatose patient? They look so similar these two.

Thumb cedre 14 March 2014, 18:58

good comparison...

Thumb beiruti 14 March 2014, 15:03

How does Moualaam stay in his chair when its tilted so far forward?

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 14 March 2014, 16:39

Take him to the roof and toss him. That is the only kind of treatment this murderer deserves.

Thumb cedre 14 March 2014, 16:43

ft all over the place, happy to have u back...
What are the plans for the weekend ? Any Paddy's day parade in Beirut ?

Thumb -phoenix1 15 March 2014, 17:36

Thanks FT, good to let us know. Take care bro.

Thumb -phoenix1 14 March 2014, 17:25

Jerry, ana hown, but dear dear me, I've been trying my best to help this forum elevate itself to respectful levels, I guess it aint working. Well, whatever, I am one who will keep posting in my same ways, and I hope most of you brothers will follow suite. Remember, never spit against the wind.

Thumb Marc 14 March 2014, 18:23

It is AMERICAN University Hospital and it is in LEBANON.... What happened to the Syrian Regime, they don't have good doctors they can trust? Seriously; Like someone said earlier, it will be absolute justice if he calls it quit in Leb

Missing helicopter 14 March 2014, 20:30

He gave us death, should we give him life?

Thumb cedre 15 March 2014, 01:08


Missing VINCENT 15 March 2014, 01:34

Minister Walid Muallem: We wish you the best success and quickest recovery from your heart surgery. We hope that upon your recovery it becomes crystal clear to you and your President that a Country like Lebanon with its world class and most advanced hospitals, doctors, medical institutions and universities are a vital lifeline to the entire Middle East and one of the greatest achievements of the Lebanese people. We urge you to respect our sovereignty and let us be and prosper without Syria's or Iran's regional interferences.

Default-user-icon Jerry Darvis (Guest) 15 March 2014, 10:54

president suliman fly out for medical treatment, what does that tell u about our medical services?

Missing cedars 16 March 2014, 02:40

How about if I tell you that Muallem did not pay the bill for his treatment. It is a pay back for the protection that the Syrian moukhabarat exercised in that area for 30 yrs while in Lebanon so that these American institutions can remain open and safe. This is why they always come back to both aub and auh because other institutions where Americans do not exist are filled with salafists and not trusted. True color of the regime that is closer and can trust the west more than anything else.