Former Lebanese Premier Saeb Salam had scathing words for Lebanese leftist leader, Kamal Jumblatt, in an interview in Beirut on Monday (4 October).
Former Lebanese Premier Saeb Salam had scathing words for Lebanese leftist leader, Kamal Jumblatt, in an interview in Beirut on Monday (4 October). Mr. Salam, who held office five times before his last attempt to form a government failed two years ago, said Mr. Jumblatt was a facade for leftists who wanted to destroy everything and who did not represent Lebanese Moslems. As he spoke leftists militiamen, who control the western side of Beirut, declared the Museum crossing point closed because of increased shelling and sniping.
SYNOPSIS: This security force of Palestinians and Lebanese leftists is in Hambra street searching for a man who fired shots at the patrol in the western side of the city. On Tuesday the Arab League threatened to withdraw its peacekeeping force from a truce zone in the centre of the city after the closure of the important Museum crossing point because of sniper fire.
Former Premier Saeb Salam insists that the majority of Moslems in west Beirut are opposed to the violence.