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U.S. and Europe split over Hezbollah label

As rising instability in Lebanon increases tensions in the Middle East, the Bush administration is arguing with European governments over whether they should designate the Lebanon-based Shiite group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, U.S. and European officials say. The United States is already stepping up pressure on Iran and Syria, Hezbollah’s main sponsors. The U.S. rift with Syria deepened this week, with suspicions that Syria might have been behind the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister in Beirut on Monday. Full Story

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