June 5, 2023

The article “Conflicts, shifting alliances mark politics in the Middle East” in the May 29 issue of the Militant had a couple of factual errors in the section on Lebanon. It is true, as the article states, that Tehran on one side and Riyadh and Washington on the other back different candidates for the presidency. But none of the proposals would tear apart prior agreements that reserve that post for a Maronite Christian.