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March 19, 1998 | Associated Press
After being told in Israel that Europeans are too biased to play Mideast peacemaker, British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook traveled Wednesday to Syria--where he was told that Europe must play an even greater role. Europe's influence is vital to keep up pressure on Israel, Syrian newspapers declared on the morning of Cook's arrival. After a stormy one-day stop in Israel, Cook got a warmer welcome in Syria, where he was met at the Damascus airport by Foreign Minister Farouk Shareh.
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March 19, 1998 | Associated Press
After being told in Israel that Europeans are too biased to play Mideast peacemaker, British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook traveled Wednesday to Syria--where he was told that Europe must play an even greater role. Europe's influence is vital to keep up pressure on Israel, Syrian newspapers declared on the morning of Cook's arrival. After a stormy one-day stop in Israel, Cook got a warmer welcome in Syria, where he was met at the Damascus airport by Foreign Minister Farouk Shareh.
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February 1, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
In October, 1986, a spectacular court case in London ended with a rare display of Western resolve. A concerted international campaign was mounted against Syria following allegations that the Damascus government was deeply involved in international terrorism. Britain broke relations with Syria. The United States withdrew its ambassador and imposed economic sanctions. Member nations of the European Economic Community suspended financial aid and banned high-level visits.
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November 29, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
The European Union lifted its eight-year arms embargo against Syria on Monday, angering Israel, which called the move a mistake. The embargo, imposed in 1986 after allegations of Syrian involvement in a thwarted attempt to smuggle explosives onto an Israeli El Al airliner in London, was lifted at a meeting of EU foreign ministers. The move drew immediate fire from Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.
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November 29, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
The European Union lifted its eight-year arms embargo against Syria on Monday, angering Israel, which called the move a mistake. The embargo, imposed in 1986 after allegations of Syrian involvement in a thwarted attempt to smuggle explosives onto an Israeli El Al airliner in London, was lifted at a meeting of EU foreign ministers. The move drew immediate fire from Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.
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February 1, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
In October, 1986, a spectacular court case in London ended with a rare display of Western resolve. A concerted international campaign was mounted against Syria following allegations that the Damascus government was deeply involved in international terrorism. Britain broke relations with Syria. The United States withdrew its ambassador and imposed economic sanctions. Member nations of the European Economic Community suspended financial aid and banned high-level visits.
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