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The Iranian connection

UPDATE: A former Danish diplomat to Syria now speculates that Hezbollah was responsible for the burning of the Danish embassy in Beirut.

If true, this is a very interesting development. It marks the involvement of the Shiites in the form of the Iranian backing to Hezbollah (Hizbollah)and it opens up another front in the Cartoon-debacle - one that Iran might not be willing to be seen to front because of the energy directed at steering the nuclear programme through the international criticism. The former Danish ambassador Ole Wöhlers Olsen underscores how much the situation is a product of political tensions in the country, the cartoons just being the symbol that is needed for unrest. He point to the fact that the situation very much resembles the one that started off the long civil war in the 1970s.


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