Iran, by way of their satellite state Syria, has sent a crushing message to the Druse, vote Hezbollah. KGS
Heznazi Nasrallah to Druse leader Jumblatt:,, Look Walid, our paymasters in Iran are giving you an offer that you can’t refuse.
In blow to Hariri, Jumblatt pledges support for Hizbullah
By ASSOCIATED PRESS AND JPOST.COM STAFF
JPOST: Druse leader makes announcement after saying he’s under pressure, warned nominating Hariri would lead to “catastrophic consequences.”
BEIRUT — A potential kingmaker in Lebanese politics threw his support Friday behind Hizbullah, a major boost to the Shi’ite militant group that brought down the country’s Western-backed government last week.
Walid Jumblatt, the influential leader of the Druse sect, refused to say exactly how many lawmakers are with him, but his support is key for any candidate trying to form a government.
In recent days, Jumblatt has gone to Damascus for meetings with Hizbullah’s patron, Syria.
“The party will stand firm in support of Syria and the resistance,” Jumblatt told reporters, referring to Hizbullah by the popular term.
On Thursday, Jumblatt said he was under great pressure not to name Hariri as the government’s next premier despite earlier statements throwing his support behind him, Lebanese paper an-Nahar reported.