Thursday, January 20, 2011

Turkey; Qatar Quit Efforts To Mediate Lebanese Crisis

Just days after the Saudis gave up in their efforts to mediate the Lebanese political crisis and Turkey and Qatar picked up the role, Turkey and Qatar have given up as well.

Meanwhile, Lebanon's diplomats at the UN proffered a resolution condemning Israel building housing. It's typical of Middle Eastern regimes to go after Israel when their domestic political situation is in flux, and this is no different. Lebanon's Saad Hariri needs to bolster support and pushing UN resolutions is seen as one way to do so.

The UN move is calculated to help garner support among other Middle Eastern regimes to back Hariri over Hizbullah, Syria and Iran.

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