(London Telegraph) The former hostage spoke for two hours to one of its most senior figures at their stronghold in Beirut, his first encounter with the organisation held responsible for masterminding his kidnapping 25 years ago.

Accompanied by The Sunday Telegraph, he travelled to Lebanon to highlight the plight of Christians who have fled the Syrian civil war.

Mr Waite offered the reconciliation to Hizbollah to help with the Christians’ plight at a secretly arranged, late night rendezvous and told Aamar Moussawi, the senior figure he met: “The past is the past.”

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