Wednesday, October 29, 2003

More EU stupidity

The EU is progressively creating closer ties with Syria, even as the US singles it out as being a country on the wrong side of the war on terror.

The European Union's efforts to establish closer ties with Syria are creating an additional source of tension with the United States, diplomats say.

While Washington continues to accuse Syria of harboring terrorist organizations, the EU is on the verge of signing an economic cooperation agreement with the government of President Bashar Assad.

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The United States also accused Syria of holding in its banks an estimated $3 billion of Iraqi funds. Some U.S. officials say the funds could be used to finance terrorist attacks by Palestinian extremists.

The EU considers most American claims about Syria to be exaggerated and is increasingly distancing itself from such a policy, thus contributing to the difficulties in trans-Atlantic relations.

With friends like these...


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