U.S. Urges Syria to Pull Troops from Lebanon, Halt Support for Terrorists

(AP/Washington Post) After meeting with Syrian President Assad in Damascus on Saturday, Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East William Burns said Syria must withdraw its troops from Lebanon and stop interfering in internal Lebanese affairs. "We underscored our deep concern over Syrian intervention in the Lebanese political process," he said. Burns also said Syria must take "concrete action" to cooperate with the U.S.-led war on terrorism by halting support for militant Palestinian factions based on its territory and preventing anti-U.S. Arab fighters from infiltrating into Iraq. Syria "must take steps to halt the activities of states, individuals, and organizations operating on and from Syrian territory and in Lebanon that facilitate and direct violence and terror."

2004-09-13 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive