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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:15 AM
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US ambassador to Lebanon summoned amid tension
Source: AP

BEIRUT (AP) Lebanon's Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador Monday over concerns that she is interfering with internal politics after the Shiite militant group Hezbollah forced the collapse of the Western-backed government last week, officials said.

The controversy stems from a meeting this weekend between U.S. envoy Maura Connelly and lawmaker Nicolas Fattouch, who is seen as a key "undecided" lawmaker as Lebanon's political factions scramble to form a new government.

Lebanese Foreign Minister Ali Shami "considers these kinds of contacts as interference in Lebanon's internal affairs," the ministry said in a statement.

After Monday's meeting with Shami, Connelly's office denied any interference.



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