In this picture taken on May 28, 2014,Jumblatt, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press as he sits in his garden house in Beirut. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Wednesday said Iran took control of the region and argued that this has placed Lebanon at the heart of the so-called "Syrian-Iranian axis".Jumblatt said that although Hezbollah backed Free Patriotic Movment leader Michel Aoun -who according to the MP is a strong Christian figure- he believes that the new president should be able to reach out to all groups.Jumblatt dismissed reports of discord with former Prime Minister Saad Hariri saying he was ready to meet the Future Movement leader.He argued that he did not support Lebanese Army commander General Jean Kahwagi becoming the new president as this was likely to perpetuate the pattern of military figures acceding to the top post.
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