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Jumblatt hails Hariri efforts to avert strife

File - PSP leader Walid Jumblatt is seen in Beirut, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: MP Walid Jumblatt hailed Monday the leader of the Future Movement for warning against attempts at dragging Lebanon’s Sunni sect into conflicts between Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda.

“I salute [Former Prime Minister] Saad Hariri for his recent stance opposing dragging Sunnis into the conflict between Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda,” he said in his weekly article posted on Al-Anbaa website.

“[Hariri’s stance] reflects his rationality and sense of national responsibility, especially at this critical regional and domestic [stage], where there are no political and security constraints and the terrorist bombings that claim innocent civilians in the country persist,” he said.

Hariri’s warning Saturday came in response to a statement by the Nusra Front in Lebanon, a group affiliated with Al-Qaeda which has claimed several bombings in Lebanon.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 28, 2014, on page 3.




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