U.S. Senators: Syria Must Change Behavior

[AP/Washington Post] Albert Aji - Syria must change its behavior if it wants its relations with Washington to change, Democratic Sens. Benjamin Cardin and John Kerry said Wednesday during a visit to the region. The U.S. has criticized Syria for supporting militant groups such as Hamas and Hizbullah and has accused Syria of not doing enough to prevent foreign fighters from crossing into Iraq. After meeting with Assad, Cardin said the U.S. administration will be watching Syria's actions "very carefully." He blamed Syria for the deteriorated relations, saying Syria has isolated itself by sponsoring international terrorism, providing safe haven for terrorist organizations and Syria's "troubling relations with Iran." "Dialogue is important but actions speak louder than words," he added.

2009-02-19 06:00:00

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