U.S. Warns Syria: Stop Arming Hizbullah Immediately

(Ha'aretz) Barak Ravid - The U.S. administration has asked Syrian President Bashar Assad to immediately stop transferring arms to Hizbullah. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman made the request during a meeting Friday with Syrian Ambassador to Washington Imad Moustapha. Ha'aretz has learned that the visit to Damascus by Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns on Feb. 17 ended unsatisfactorily for the U.S. During Burns' meeting with Assad, the Syrian leader denied all American claims that his regime was providing military aid to terrorists in Iraq, or to Hizbullah and Palestinian terror groups. Assad essentially told Burns that he had no idea what the American was talking about.

2010-03-01 08:46:32

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