File- Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Walid Jumblatt speaks during a news conference in his house in Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo)
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Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt expressed pessimism about the future of the Middle East, while praising France's support for Syria's uprising after a meeting with French President Francois Hollande over the weekend.Jumblatt compared the destruction of the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane by the Nazis in World War II and the destruction inflicted on Syria.The Druze leader is an outspoken critic of the Syrian regime and a staunch supporter of the uprising. Last week, Jumblatt strongly criticized comments made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry when he announced his country was exploring ways to pressure the Syrian president into agreeing to talks.
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