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Syria Says It's Unmoved by U.S. Sanctions Threats

Syria said Tuesday that U.S. threats of further sanctions would not force it to change its policies in the Middle East. “Syria is sticking to its national stances and its sincere and right policies toward… the region, and its rejection of occupation, domination and aggression,” state radio said. It said the Damascus government was unconcerned by media reports that President Bush planned to impose sanctions on Syria soon, saying this showed a “malfunction in the U.S. compass.” Congressional officials said Friday Bush planned to impose sanctions on Syria within weeks for supporting anti-Israel factions that Washington calls terrorist groups. Full Story

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