Hariri, Nasrallah on verge of agreeing to reconciliation meeting: sources
Sources in Beirut, Washington and Paris report Sunday that contacts aimed at arranging the first-ever meeting between Lebanese politician Saad Hariri and Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah have reached an advanced stage. Nasrallah and his security services were among those responsible for the assassination of Hariri's father, Rafik Hariri, in 2005.
The two leaders are said to be on the verge of an agreement to breathe new life into the Lebanese government after a long period of paralysis, including the selection of Suleiman Franjieh as president as well as the appointment of the Lebanese military's chief of staff and the heads of the Lebanese security services. Emissaries have been going back and forth for the last two weeks between Hariri, who is in Paris due to fear of assassination, and Nasrallah in Beirut.
The sources add that the US and France are also in the picture, and support the reconciliation between the two rivals.