U.S. Weighs Better Ties with Syria

[Reuters] Susan Cornwell - The U.S. wants to move beyond dialogue to a more constructive relationship with Syria but will not trade away Lebanon's sovereignty to do so, Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, told lawmakers on Wednesday. "We believe that there is further potential for a positive, constructive U.S.-Syrian relationship," he said. But Syria must address U.S. concerns about some of its regional policies, such as its support for "terrorist" organizations like Hizbullah and Hamas and its control of foreign fighters trying to enter Iraq.

2009-10-22 06:00:00

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