Suleiman: Lebanon may use force to return Israeli-occupied land

Lebanon will exhaust all diplomatic means to return Israeli-occupied land, Channel 10 quoted Lebanese President Gen. Michel Suleiman as saying Sunday. He stressed, however, that it would use the military option as a last resort. Suleiman was speaking at a press conference after meeting Syrian President Bashar Assad on the sidelines of the Mediterranean conference in Paris. Assad said Lebanon had an important role to play in the Middle East peace process and that any progress in future Israel-Lebanon negotiations would be made in coordination with Syria.