President Michel Suleiman said he hasn’t pressured al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri to respond to him on an invitation for the National Dialogue at Baabda Palace set for June 11. In remarks to As Safir daily published Saturday, Suleiman said: “I didn’t ask him to attend the dialogue session but discussions focused on the advantages and the disadvantages of the National Dialogue.” Suleiman met with Hariri in Jeddah on Friday during a luncheon hosted by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal. The president was in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Abdullah.


“I neither pressured him (to provide me) with a specific answer nor he provided it with a negative or positive answer, Suleiman said. [Link]