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Syrian President Rejects U.S. Sanctions

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday the United States had provided no proof to warrant imposing sanctions on his country and added he would not bow to U.S. demands to expel Palestinian militants. Assad disputed the case that the Bush administration had made to impose the embargo, saying Syria does not have weapons of mass destruction and there is no evidence of foreign fighters crossing the border from Syria to Iraq. He said Syria had asked Washington for evidence of infiltration from Syria into Iraq. “We have no response to the request to give us one passport, one name, one evidence of that. So far, we haven’t received anything,” Assad told a group of American editors. Full Story

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