Ahmadinejad in Lebanon: a Hero's Welcome

The France 24 Debate looks at why Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gets the red carpet treatment from all major players in Beirut.When Iran’s president comes to Lebanon, it’s cash in hand and with the familiar rallying cry of “Down with Israel”. But is it enough to win over public opinion in the Arab World?


A debate with François Picard and guests:

Annette YOUNG, France 24 International Affairs Editor
Elie ABDEL HAY, Member, Lebanese Forces Executive committee in France
Walid PHARES, Senior Research Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (via satellite from Washington)
Lucy FIELDER, France 24 Correspondent in Beirut (Via satellite from Beirut, Lebanon)

Programme prepared by Yi Song and Perrine Desplats

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