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Lebanon Foreign Minister Creates Stir Over Syria

Lebanon’s foreign minister, Adnan Mansour, draws criticism from both his own government and the Gulf states by calling for the reinstatement of Assad’s Syria in the Arab League, writes Elie Hajj.
Lebanon's Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour attends an Arab League meeting in Cairo March 6, 2013. Mansour called on Wednesday for Syria's suspension from the Arab League to be lifted in order to help find a political solution to the conflict in the country. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT) - RTR3EN63
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The political memory of the Lebanese people is too short. They are easily agitated and react strongly to and show extensive interest in any event. No matter what the topic is, it takes them three days to forget it and move on.

This is precisely what happened with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Adnan Mansour, who caused an uproar at the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers in Cairo by calling for the reinstatement of Bashar al-Assad’s Syria in the Arab League.

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