Saniora won't step down despite Hizbullah pressure

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 2, 2006 01:01

Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora insisted Friday night that he refused to succumb to protests held by Hizbullah supporters earlier Friday calling for the US-backed premier to resign, during a conversation with French presidential candidate Segolene Royal, who was visiting in Lebanon as part of her Middle East tour. Some 800,000 protesters from Hizbullah and its pro-Syrian allies descended on downtown Beirut on Friday in a protest, which caused Saniora to be holed up in his office ringed by hundreds of police and combat troops.


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