Walid Jumblatt, the political leader of Lebanon's minority Druse sect, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press as he sits in his garden house in Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
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Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt Friday expressed "shame" that his sarcastic comments poking fun at democracy in Iran have "hurt the feelings of some people," in a message to Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah.Nasrallah emphasized in his Friday speech that Iran is not interfering in Lebanon's presidential elections, dismissing statements that Iran is impeding the elections as "rumors and fabrications".Two longtime March 8 allies, Aoun and Marada Movement chief MP Sleiman Frangieh, have become rivals in the presidential race.Jumblatt's Democratic Gathering parliamentary bloc is holding onto the nomination of Helou, although it has also expressed support for Frangieh.
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