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Syria agrees to tighten security on Iraq border: US

Syria has agreed to tighten its border with Iraq to prevent insurgents from entering the country, the United States said after two days of talks in Damascus between US, Syrian and Iraqi officials.The State Department described the meetings as “constructive and positive” but stressed that the United States wanted to see action from the Syrians to prove their commitment to the agreement and to work for the stabilization of Iraq. “The Syrians did agree to take specific actions in coordination with Iraqi and multinational forces,” spokesman Richard Boucher said. “These steps are designed to close Syria’s border to individuals seeking to foment violence and destabilize Iraq.Full Story

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