VOL. XLVII

No 21

24-May-2004

SYRIA

Congress Reportedly Mulling Syria/Lebanon Liberation Act

Only a matter of days after President George W Bushs decision to impose limited sanctions on Syria (MEES, 17 May), members of the US Congress are discussing the draft of a Syria/Lebanon liberation act on the model of the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, according a report from Washington published by the daily Asharq al-Awsat on 15 May. Supporters of the legislation want to extend economic and political...