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Bush extends US sanctions against Syria

US President George W. Bush extended a ban on US exports of certain items, including military equipment, to Syria, and continued freezing the accounts of Syrians supporting terrorist organizations. The executive order extends for one year sanctions first issued on May 11, 2004, and broadened in April. In a statement Bush says he took the measure because of the threat posed by the Syrian government “in supporting terrorism, interfering in Lebanon, pursuing weapons of mass destruction and missile programs, and undermining United States and international efforts with respect to the stabilization and reconstruction of Iraq.” Full Story

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