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TUNISIA: John McCain meets leaders, calls revolution 'very successful'

February 21, 2011 |  8:00 am


U.S. Sens. John McCain and Joseph Lieberman met with Tunisia's Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi in Tunis on Monday.

McCain told Reuters that U.S. officials have offered Tunisian counterparts help in shoring up security following its "model" revolution.

"The revolution in Tunisia has been very successful and it has become a model for the region," McCain, the leading Republican on the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, told Reuters after the meeting with Ghannouchi and other Tunisian government officials.

--  Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: Tunisia's Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, left, speaks with U.S. Sens. John McCain, second right, and Joseph Lieberman, right, in Tunis on Monday. Credit: Reuters