Rice Calls for Widened Sanctions on Syria

[Reuters] The U.S. would like other nations to join it in imposing sanctions on Syria, Secretary of State Rice said in an interview with the New York Times published Tuesday. The Bush administration accuses Syria of failing to stop anti-U.S. guerrillas from crossing its border into Iraq, supporting terrorism generally, and pursuing weapons of mass destruction. "We'd like to get some others to join us in other kinds of sanctions," Rice said. "We're going to have to look at tougher measures if Syria continues to be on the path that it's on." In May 2004, Washington banned U.S. exports to Syria, severed banking relations, and barred Syrian flights to the U.S.

2006-09-27 01:00:00

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