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Bush urges Syria to strengthen Iraq border controls

US President George W. Bush urged Syria to step up controls of its border with Iraq to stop insurgents from entering the strife-torn country. Bush also called on Damascus to stop meddling in neighboring Lebanon, to cooperate with a UN investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri, and to stop letting “terrorist” groups meet in Syria. “Our message to (Syrian President) Bashar Assad is that we expect — if they want to be a welcomed country into the world, that they have got to free Lebanon, shut down cross-border infiltration, and stop allowing Hezbollah, PIJ (Palestine Islamic Jihad) and other terrorist groups to meet inside the country,” Bush told the Freedom House, an independent pro-democracy group. Full Story

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