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PSP officials’ Saudi visit “a total failure”

The latest visit of a Progressive Socialist Party delegation to Saudi Arabia was considered a “total failure,” a source in the party told NOW on Thursday.

 

“The visit was a total failure and no breakthroughs in the issue of cabinet formation were reached,” the source said.

 

The source also voiced concern over the possibility of political vacuum reaching the position of the presidency and warned of security “chaos amid reciprocal bombing incidents.”

 

Earlier in the week, the PSP press office reported that the son of PSP leader MP Walid Jumblatt, Taymour Jumblatt, and Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour returned from their visit to Saudi Arabia.

 

According to the report, Jumblatt and Abu Faour met in Saudi Arabia with Saudi Intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan and discussed the situation in Lebanon and the region.

 

The visit came at a time when Lebanon is still waiting for the formation of a new government after the resignation of the cabinet of caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati, while the country’s parliamentary elections were postponed due to the political parties’ inability to agree on a new electoral law.

 

Meanwhile, security tension is on the rise especially after a car bomb attack targeted a Shiite dominated quarter of Beirut’s Dahiyeh leaving at least 27 people and more than 300 injured.

 

The bombing was claimed by an unknown cell that said it was revenge for Hezbollah's engagement in Syria's war alongside the troops of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The visit was a total failure and no breakthroughs in the issue of cabinet formation were reached.