Maverick Lebanese Christian Leader Cozies Up to Iran

[Los Angeles Times] Raed Rafei - Lebanese Christian leader Michel Aoun, who returned to the country in 2005 after 15 years of exile in Paris and then banded together with Hizbullah, is on a high-profile official visit to Tehran. In a joint news conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, Aoun praised the Islamic Republic for its help to the Lebanese. The step has angered many Lebanese who still consider Iran as a major source of instability in their country.

2008-10-15 01:00:00

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