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The former President of Lebanon, Emile Lahoud, attended the Syrian Friends conference held in Tehran, the capital city of Iran, on May 29. Mr Lahoud met with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi who took the meeting as another opportunity to condemn "foreigners' interference in Syria."
Mr Lahoud seemed to agree with his Iranian host, saying the Western countries' involvement fostered sectarian violence. On the contrary, he welcomed Iran's role in the Syrian crisis and explained so-called Western reluctance to hold elections in Syria because President Bashar Al-Assad would likely be reelected "due to his popularity."
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