U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, walks to a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for a new round of nuclear negotiations Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Montreux, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
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Various groups in Lebanon are betting that a deal would directly impact the situation in Lebanon by breaking the deadlock over the presidency that has crippled the country.Since the prospects of a deal being inked remain high, political sources in Lebanon spoke about the probability of forming a unified Arab front to counter Iran's growing influence in the region.A decision by the Maronite to throw its weight behind those talks and press Lebanon's four Maronite leaders – FPM leader Michel Aoun, LF head Samir Geagea, Kataeb Party leader Amin Gemayel and Marada Movement head Sleiman Frangieh – to come up with a solution and pick a name for the presidency from outside of their exclusive circle would greatly help in resolving the presidential crisis, the sources maintained.This does not mean that talks on the international level to resolve the presidential crisis are halted, the sources said.
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