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AP: UN Could Deepen Lebanon-Syria Tension

The U.N. Security Council’s call for Syria to establish diplomatic ties with Lebanon will likely only stiffen Damascus’ resolve against a move it has steadfastly rejected for six decades. At least three factors are at work to discourage Syria from heeding the U.N. resolution, aimed at restoring Lebanon’s sovereignty following Syria’s 29-year occupation of its smaller neighbor. Uppermost among them, the resolution cannot be enforced. That makes it a piece of “propaganda with no political value that could provoke the Syrians and undermine resumption of relations,” said Sateh Noureddine, managing editor of a pro-Syrian Lebanese newspaper, As-Safir. Full Story

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