Saudi Arabia's Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, right, receives LF leader Samir Geagea, on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea pleaded for financial assistance from Saudi Arabia when his party was going bankrupt in 2012, one of more than 60,000 classified Saudi documents published by WikiLeaks Friday revealed.The document, a letter from Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri to the kingdom's then-foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal dated March 17, 2012, recounted a meeting between Faisal and a representative sent by Geagea. It added that Geagea felt he was in particular need of beefed up security because his political rival Free Patriotic Movement chief Michel Aoun and Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai were "sympathizing with the Syrian regime".A separate document dated Jan. 2, 2013 said Lebanese MP Boutros Harb was planning to split from the March 14 political camp to launch his own political group after the parliamentary elections, which were eventually cancelled that year.
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