Jumblat: Le Pen's Remarks an Insult to Lebanese and Syrian Peopleإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat criticized on Tuesday statements made by visiting French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen which he dubbed as “insulting.”
“Marine Le Pen's statements in Lebanon are inappropriate and are considered an insult to both the Syrian and Lebanese people,” said Jumblat in a tweet.
The MP did not elaborate any further.
Le Pen announced from Beirut that Syrian President Bashar Assad is “a much more reassuring solution for France” than the jihadist Islamic State group.
Le Pen arrived in Lebanon on Sunday.
She held meetings with senior Lebanese officials on Monday, and is scheduled to continue meetings with other figures on Tuesday.