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France walks diplomatic tightrope over Lebanon

France, which casts itself as a key defender of Lebanese interests, was on a diplomatic tightrope Monday after Beirut rejected a Franco-American draft resolution aimed at ending almost a month of bloodshed. “This draft resolution is a big disappointment for the Lebanese,” warned Michel Bounajem, Paris correspondent of the London-based Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat. “In Beirut people think France should have fought harder and stuck to its earlier demands.” Full Story

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