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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of interview with Lebanon's Prime Minister Fuad Siniora by E. Daniel and S. Handamous, place and date not given, entitled: "'Attempted Coup'", by German news magazine Focus on 29 January:
Lebanon's government leader Siniora blames Syria and Iran for the tumult in his country
[Focus] An uprising with burning street barricades is raging in Lebanon. Are you losing power to Hezbollah?
[Siniora] Someone who blocks streets, burns car tires, and intimidates citizens is showing weakness. It is the opposition that is weakened by these actions, not me. This has nothing more to do with democracy and freer speech.
[Focus] The country is divided. The opposition demands new elections or more power in your government. You have categorically ruled this out.
[Siniora] I rule nothing out that is in the framework of the constitution. Our hand is outstretched, we want no divisions. …