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Syria Role On Iraqi Arms Is Studied

National security adviser Condoleezza Rice reeled off a list of White House grievances against Syria yesterday and said the administration is investigating a report that Iraq stashed weapons of mass destruction across the border in Syria. Rice, briefing reporters in advance of President Bush’s trip to Mexico next week, said the United States will “tie down every lead” about any possible disposition of unconventional weapons by Iraq, including the possibility that some were smuggled into Syria. U.S. forces have searched for months without finding Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, a failure that has bedeviled the White House. Rice said the United States has “a number of issues that we’d like to talk to . . . the Syrians about.” These include “the borders with Iraq and what may have happened in the past there and what may be continuing to happen there; Syrian support for terrorism in Damascus, particularly support for Hezbollah and Hamas, and their relationship with Lebanon in that regard,” she said. Full Story

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