"If this visit is inevitable, let President Michel Suleiman meet Assad at the Lebanese-Syrian border, just as happened when the late Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser met with the late Lebanese President Fouad Chehab in 1958. This will be the first step toward Syria's recognition of Lebanon," Jumblatt told the Euronews Television.
He also renewed his accusations against the Syrian regime for the political assassinations in Lebanon, "for they only targeted those who objected to the extension of the term of former President Emil Lahoud, and those that demanded the independence of Lebanon and correcting our relations with Syria."
Jumblatt was asked if the assassinations will continue : Re responded "Everything is possible."
Jumblatt warned against any delay in the establishment of the Special Tribunal to try the killers of former PM Rafik Hariri . "Any delay in this regard means that the UN or another party is seeking a deal with the Syrian regime at the expense of Hariri ."
He also noted the lack of unified vision within the European Union over Lebanon and the Middle East.
Jumblatt criticized president Sarkozy's invitation to the Syrian president to participate in the celebrations in the French National Day on July 14 during the meeting of the Heads of the Mediterranean countries. He said Assad's presence during such an occasion is an insult to the French people."