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U.S. doubts Assad's ability to execute decisions

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (Dem.-Florida), who met with Syrian President Bashar Assad last week, came away with the impression that Assad is finding it difficult to rule Syria and is under the heavy influence of the old guard in the Ba’ath regime. In a report reaching Jerusalem yesterday about the Assad-Nelson talks, doubts were raised about Assad’s ability to make decisions and implement them. But an American source said last night the U.S. did not encourage Israel to avoid renewing negotiations with Syria. “We don’t trust Assad and don’t like him and maybe his proposal was only spin for the media. But we take Syria seriously, and if Israel wants to talk with Syria, we won’t get in its way.” Full Story

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