The United States has called home the U.S. ambassador to Syria following the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in Beirut. The
move could be a prelude to cutting all diplomatic ties or imposing sanctions if the assassination is linked to Syria. Relations between Washington and
Damascus have also been strained by suspected Syrian interference in Iraq.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush plans to call home the U.S. ambassador in Syria, Margaret Scobey, for consultations following the killing of
former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in Beirut, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
The move was a further sign of U.S. displeasure over Syria's military presence in Lebanon, which the White House cited on Monday in condemning the
assassination of Hariri.
The White House said it was consulting with the U.N. Security Council about taking punitive measures against those responsible for the killing in
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Syrian meddling in Lebanon must be stopped, and if this assassination was truly carried out by Syrian operatives, this may prove the opportunity to
do it. The U.S. plans to take this matter to the UN Security Council, but in the past any real Security Council action has been derailed by Russia and
The alienation of Syria starts, the pieces in the big game of power, is starting to fall in places, destabilization, of the middle east, starting with
Afghanistan, Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon the first two needed show of power, the last two just a littler wood on the fire they are not major players
after all, Iran, will need another show of power, but we are working on it.
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