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The Middle East Situation

Even an agreement between the US and Syria has failed to produce a presidentfor Lebanon, and ex-president Amin Gemayel's final act in appointing a six-mancaretaker cabinet headed by Gen. Michel Aoun, who is a Christian, represents notonly a major step down the road towards partition but a challenge to theSyrians which Damascus can scarcely afford to ignore. The new cabinet wasrejected by Syria's Muslim and other allies in Lebanon, who...