Progressive Socialist Party chief Walid Jumblatt stated that STL could become minor issue in case of civil war, saying all parties should instead avert a possible Lebanese civil war over the crisis in Syria.
“What’s happening in Lebanon, around us and in Syria could turn the tribunal into a minor issue if there was strife in Lebanon,” Jumblatt said as he laid a wreath on the grave of his slain father Kamal Jumblatt on the occasion of his birthday.
“I don’t think that Hezbollah would interfere in internal struggles in Syria,” Jumblatt added, stressing that its arms are only aimed at defending Lebanon from the Zionist entity.
The Syrian crisis would only be solved through the Arab League initiative, the PSP chief said.
Jumblatt also condemned the sectarian speech regarding the occasion of Ashoura’ and the recent events in the city of Sidon.
The League on Sunday awaited Syria's response to a deadline to allow in observers to monitor the country's unrest, a day after the pan-Arab body slapped sanctions on senior Syrian officials.