Arab League Warning on Syria Sanctions
The Arab League warned yesterday that an eventual US decision to impose sanctions on Syria would increase tension in the region.
"We think you should just leave it as placid as it has been..."
Such a decision would make chances for peace more remote and block any serious dialogue between the United States and Syria, the Arab League said in a statement.
And they've been so productive so far!
The White House lifted its opposition to a resolution, adopted Wednesday by a US congressional committee, which calls for sanctions against Syria based on accusations it supports terrorism, making it likely to pass in the House of Representatives. The move, which comes just after the Israeli aggression against Syria raises questions about the issue of the double campaign targeting Syria, from both the United States and Israel, the statement said. The House International Relations Committee voted Wednesday in favor of diplomatic and economic sanctions.
Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2003-10-13