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  Cheshvan 9, 5773 , 25/10/12

Clinton Warns Against Power Vacuum in Lebanon

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned on Wednesday that Syria would exploit any power vacuum in Lebanon, worsening tensions in the Middle East after a deadly bomb blast in Beirut.

"We don't want to see a vacuum of legitimate political authority that could then be taken advantage of by the Syrians or by others that could create even greater instability and violence," Clinton was quoted by AFP as having told a news conference.

"We call on all parties in Lebanon to support the process that President (Michel) Sleiman is leading to choose a responsible effective, government that can address the threats that (Lebanon) faces and hold accountable those responsible for last week's bombing," she added.

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