Syria: Dissidents to meet with Lebanese Politicians

That’s what was missing!!
(from an Italian news agency)

Damascus, 23 March (AKI) – Leading Syrian dissidents belonging to the Rally for Syria group will hold talks with prominent anti-Syrian Lebanese politicians, including Saad Hariri, the son of assassinated former Lebanese premier Rafik Hariri, in Paris later this month. Other high profile figures attending the talks include former Syrian deputy president Abdel Halim Khaddam – who has been living in Paris since falling out with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad – and Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt.

“Jumblatt, Hariri and Khaddam head the list of those invited,” Rally for Syria co-ordinator, Fahd al-Agha al-Misri told Adnkronos International (AKI). Misri said that a number of Western political leaders have also been invited to participate in the discussions.

He also said that Khaddam, by severing his ties with al-Assad, had taken “a brave step which merits praise of all the sincere patriots within Syria.

In recent interviews, Khaddam has implicated al-Assad in the February 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri and 20 other people in a Beirut bomb blast.

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