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Sadr Offers to Mediate Beirut-Damascus Spat

Under tight security, Sayyed Moqtada al-Sadr, the leader of Iraq’s Sadr Movement, arrived at the Lebanese-Syrian border Tuesday morning from Damascus in the hope of improving Lebanese-Syrian relations. He was asked by reporters at the border if he was playing the role of mediator between Lebanon and Syria. Sadr said he had suggested this to Damascus, which was responsive to the idea. He said he would put the same suggestion to the Lebanese authorities, hoping they would be equally responsive. “I am ready to help the Lebanese and Syrian governments to mend their ties and consequently to establish security in the region,” he said. Full Story

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