Powell regional tour may not include Lebanon
Lebanon has not been notified whether US Secretary of State Colin Powell would visit the country during his expected tour of the region, from May 1-6, which would cover Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Palestinian Territories, diplomatic sources were quoted by Lebanon's Daily Star on Thursday.
The sources affirmed that they were not keeping a possible visit to Lebanon by Powell a secret for security reasons. They added that measures that would be taken, should he decide to come to Beirut, would be sufficient to protect him.
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