Bush Extends Syria Sanctions

[AFP] President Bush said Wednesday he was extending U.S. sanctions against Syria, continuing a freeze on Syrian assets and the ban on the export of certain goods to Syria. "I took these actions to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the actions of the Government of Syria," Bush said. He accused Syria of "supporting terrorism...pursuing weapons of mass destruction and missile programs including the recent revelation of illicit nuclear cooperation with North Korea." He also said Syria was "undermining U.S. and international efforts with respect to the stabilization and reconstruction of Iraq."

2008-05-09 01:00:00

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