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AFP surprised after Sarkozy calls Hezbollah terrorists

The Paris-based international news agency Agence France Presse has been taken aback by the fact that new President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday called Hezbullah a “terrorist group.”
Questioned as to whether the president had described Lebanon’s Hizbullah as ‘terrorist,’ as Jewish organization officials escorting the families claimed, Elysee spokesman David Martinon said: ‘Yes,’” say a shocked AFP at the top of a story which is meant to be about developments in the Middle East.
Sakozy’s approach to terrorists is certainly different to that of his predecessor Jacques Chirac. See, for example, the final photo here.

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.

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