Nasrallah, Jumblat Hold Talks on Eve of Druze Leader’s TV Appearance

Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Progressive Socialist Party chief Walid Jumblat held talks on Thursday night in what sources said was a coordinated meeting ahead of the Druze leader’s expected interview with al-Manar.

Hizbullah’s TV station said the two officials discussed the latest developments but a source close to the two parties told al-Liwaa newspaper that the meeting and Jumblat’s TV appearance on Friday night are part of coordinated joint stances.

Hizbullah and the PSP have agreed to steer Lebanon clear of the crises in the region, the source said.

Al-Liwaa quoted informed sources as saying that the Nasrallah-Jumblat meeting would set the stage for improved ties between the PSP chief and the Shiite party.

Relations were lately frigid over Jumblat’s stance from the Arab revolutions, mainly the events in Syria, and his demand for the funding of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon that is set to try ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s suspected assassins.

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