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Lebanon in the pocket of Assad, says Former P.M.

October 22nd, 2012
05:24 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

In the wake of a bombing that killed Lebanon’s intelligence chief, that country’s former prime minister is calling on his government to step down, saying that it is in the pocket of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.

“This government has failed. It is practically dead in the real sense of the word,” Fouad Siniora told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview. “This is the best solution in order to save Lebanon from instabilities and from any attempt of the Syrian regime to create a sedition.”

Siniora has allied himself with demonstrators who blame Prime Minister Najib Mitaki for failing to prevent the attack Friday that killed Lebanon’s intelligence chief, Wissam al-Hassan.

“This government is in the hands of Syria and Iran at the same time,” he said. FULL POST


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Obama wins ... among U.S. children

October 22nd, 2012
04:18 PM ET

Linda Ellerbee, of Nickelodeon's "Nick News," announces to Christiane the winner of her recurring "Kids Pick the President" poll.


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