December 30, 2007

HOW ABOUT NONE UNTIL SYRIA HAS AN ELECTION?

French president severs ties with Syria until further notice (JPOST.COM STAFF AND AP, 12/30/07)

"I will not have any more contact with the Syrians until... we have received proof of Syria's intention to let Lebanon designate a president of consensus," said Sarkozy at a press conference in Cairo after meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. [...]

"France has taken the responsibility of talking with Syria," said Sarkozy. "One must recognize today that we cannot wait any longer, Syria must stop talking and now must act."

Syria has denied meddling with the election and has accused the French of working too closely with the US, which Damascus claims is trying to manipulate the Lebanese political process for its own interests - an accusation Washington denies.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 30, 2007 11:32 AM
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