Delgation of Former U.S. Offiicials Visit Syrian President

By: Associated Press & NBC
By: Associated Press & NBC
MGN Online

MGN Online

Damascus, Syria - Syrian state television aired Wednesday video of a meeting between former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Assad received Clark in Damascus. Clark was leading a delegation of former members of Congress and anti-war activists. Syrian state TV quoted Assad as telling the delegation that the Obama administration's policies of intervening in other country's affairs are not in the interest of the American people.
The meeting came on the same day Russia said Syria has turned over evidence to show the chemical weapons attack last month was carried out by rebels. The U.S. and its allies maintain the Assad regime was behind the attack, which the U.S. says killed more than 14-hundred people, including many children.
In Germany, the German government has confirmed that between 2002 and 2006 officials authorized the export to Syria of more than 100 metric tons (110 tons) of chemicals which could be used to make the deadly nerve agent sarin.
The Economy Ministry said in a statement published Wednesday that the chemicals were classed as "dual-use" goods and there was no indication they had been used for military purposes.


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