U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference with France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris March 7, 2015. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the election of a president in Lebanon hinges on the success of a nuclear deal between his country and Iran, Al-Mustaqbal newspaper claimed Sunday, however figures cited in the report later denied the diplomat made such remarks."Diplomatic sources in Paris" told Al-Mustaqbal that Kerry informed Boulos Matar, the Maronite bishop of Beirut, during a Saturday meeting between the two in Paris that an end may be in sight to Lebanon's nine-month-long presidential vacuum. However, Matar Sunday denied the report and said that his meeting with Kerry only lasted four minutes.
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