Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sarkozy gives Assad ultimatum on holding Lebanese elections

"French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday called on Syria to push the Lebanese Parliament to appoint a new president by Saturday.

Speaking to Syrian President Basher Assad by phone Wednesday, Sarkozy gave Assad an ultimatum, telling him to "use all your means and influence to bring this about. Don"t waste time with talk. I am expecting actions, and your last opportunity is Saturday."

Sarkozy said he offered no diplomatic incentives to Syria in pushing for them to advance elections in Lebanon......"

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