Reports: Hezbollah delegation told Jumblat war with Israel probable

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat has discussed in his meeting with Liaison officer Wafiq Safa and Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's political aide Hussein al-Khalil many junctures, including the Presidential election and the maritime border demarcation, media reports said.

Hezbollah's officials informed Jumblat that a war with Israel is possible, "if Israel insists on depriving Lebanon of its rights."

They assured the PSP leader that the drones launched by the group towards the Karish field are for Lebanon's interest, as Jumblat reportedly asked if the drones' aim was to strengthen Iran's position in its nuclear negotiations.

"The drones were sent to improve Lebanon's position in the border demarcation negotiations and to pressure for allowing Lebanon to extract oil and gas from its resources," Hezbollah's delegation responded.

The delegation reportedly said that Hezbollah will decide how to react based on the response of U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein.

As for the next President, Jumblat stressed the need to elect a non-provocative consensual president who does not belong to the March 8 Alliance and who can be accepted by the other parties, the reports said. Hezbollah responded that the subject needs further consultations between the main political parties.

Jumblat who had met with Safa and Khalil on Thursday will hold further discussions with them in the coming days.

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