BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party Leader Walid Jumblatt met with Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Sunday, with the two discussing the special political relationship between their parties and expressing intentions to further develop their partnership.
According to a statement released by the PSP, “Jumblatt and Nasrallah expressed their satisfaction with the special relationship between their two parties,” pointing out “the need to develop this relationship in line with their respective interests and the interests of the nation as a whole.”
The two party heads agreed that the Palestinian situation would remain a central concern rising above political conflicts, reiterating their support for Gaza and the Palestinian people in their fight against “Zionist crimes.”
With respect to the Christian exodus from Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, Jumblatt and Nasrallah condemned the Islamic State militants driving them out, pressing for a united Iraq that preserves its political diversity.
As for internal conflicts, Jumblatt and Nasrallah renewed their calls for the speedy election of a Lebanese president to end the political impasse.
They also discussed the security situation, agreeing on the need to hold on to internal cohesion and achieve high levels of coordination between security bodies.
Nasrallah also met with several Iranian officials Sunday after receiving a phone call from Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who discussed with him the methods and forms of assistance needed to stop the assault on Gaza and lift the Israeli siege.
Shortly after, Nasrallah met with the Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdolahian along with Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad Fathali.
The three discussed developments in Lebanon and the region. Special attention was given to Gaza, and especially the means of supporting the people and the resistance in order to stop the assault and lift the siege.
Abdolahian said Saturday that Tehran would prevent Israel from continuing its aggression on Gaza with all means available, saying his country was waiting for permission from Cairo to transport aid into the enclave.