Jumblat Holds Sehnaoui Responsible for Halting Probe in Geagea Attempted Murderإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat held Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui responsible for halting the investigations concerning the attempted assassination of Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea.
Jumblat told al-Akhbar newspaper that Sehnaoui is responsible for preventing the security authorities from acquiring the telecom data to continue the probe into Geagea’s murder attempt.
He described his meeting with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman as excellent.
According to the daily, the PSP chief and Feltman considered the sniper attack on Geagea as “very serious.”
The U.S. official arrived in Beirut late Tuesday and later met with Jumblat at his residence in Clemenceau.
The LF leader said in April that he escaped an assassination attempt when a sniper fired at his residence in Maarab.
The telecom data usually includes the location of a caller and his movements, which Sehnaoui argues invades people’s liberties.