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May 22, 1988
U.S. envoy Vernon A. Walters discussed efforts to free foreign hostages in Lebanon with Syrian President Hafez Assad but said he offered no advice on whether Syria should send troops into Beirut's southern suburbs. "I am leaving Damascus very pleased with the talks," the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told reporters after the three-hour meeting. "I feel it was a useful conversation. . . .
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June 7, 2012 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - Employing his gloomiest assessment to date, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged Thursday that his six-point peace plan was not working and warned that Syria was headed down a path of "brutal repression, massacres, sectarian violence and even all-out civil war. " His address came as he and other officials condemned a massacre of dozens of civilians near the central city of Hama, and as diplomats proposed crafting a...
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January 29, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States and Britain are pressuring Syria to halt what they say are massive illegal imports of Iraqi crude, an oil flow that many believe is Saddam Hussein's biggest source of undisclosed and uncontrolled hard-currency income. In a closed-door meeting Monday of the Security Council's committee on Iraq trade sanctions, Britain called for a formal "clarification" of allegations that Syria is piping in Iraqi crude in defiance of U.N. orders.
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January 29, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States and Britain are pressuring Syria to halt what they say are massive illegal imports of Iraqi crude, an oil flow that many believe is Saddam Hussein's biggest source of undisclosed and uncontrolled hard-currency income. In a closed-door meeting Monday of the Security Council's committee on Iraq trade sanctions, Britain called for a formal "clarification" of allegations that Syria is piping in Iraqi crude in defiance of U.N. orders.
WORLD
June 7, 2012 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - Employing his gloomiest assessment to date, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged Thursday that his six-point peace plan was not working and warned that Syria was headed down a path of "brutal repression, massacres, sectarian violence and even all-out civil war. " His address came as he and other officials condemned a massacre of dozens of civilians near the central city of Hama, and as diplomats proposed crafting a...
WORLD
August 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
John R. Bolton, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, accused Syria and Iran of not doing enough to stop foreigners from joining the insurgency in Iraq. Bolton and British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, speaking after a Security Council vote, said Iran and Syria could and should do more to keep terrorists from crossing their borders. Syrian Ambassador Fayssal Mekdad said his country had stopped thousands of suspected terrorists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1985
When the Christian Falangist militiamen killed hundreds of PLO supporters in 1982, in the portion of Lebanon controlled by Israel, the worldwide condemnation of Israel was immediate and far ranging, with speeches in the United Nations. Now the Shia Muslims are doing far worse to the PLO under the control of Syria. Where are the speeches in the United Nations condemning Syria? BERNHARDT SANDLER Venice
NEWS
December 1, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Pro-Iranian Lebanese kidnapers said today that they will release American hostage Joseph J. Cicippio in 48 hours. "The Revolutionary Justice Organization announces that it will release the American Joseph Cicippio in 48 hours," the group said in a statement. The Arabic-language communique was accompanied by a photograph of Cicippio, 61, of Valley Forge, Pa. He had a bushy, graying beard.
WORLD
January 30, 2014 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday slammed Syria for failing to fulfill its pledges to surrender its most dangerous chemical weapons for destruction and voiced concern that the entire project could now be in jeopardy. In a statement to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the Netherlands, U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Mikulak accused Syria of “open-ended delaying” of the disarmament process in an attempt to renegotiate the deal it agreed to last fall.
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October 11, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, said the honor would provide a welcome boost to the group's aim of ridding the world of chemical arms. Ahmet Uzumcu, the OPCW's director-general, also expressed hope that the award could help bring an end to the deadly civil war in Syria, where his organization's inspectors are trying to destroy the government's arsenal of chemical weapons even as fighting rages.
NEWS
May 22, 1988
U.S. envoy Vernon A. Walters discussed efforts to free foreign hostages in Lebanon with Syrian President Hafez Assad but said he offered no advice on whether Syria should send troops into Beirut's southern suburbs. "I am leaving Damascus very pleased with the talks," the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told reporters after the three-hour meeting. "I feel it was a useful conversation. . . .
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July 19, 1991 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III announced here Thursday that Syria has agreed to an American plan for a Middle East peace conference, but he raised new uncertainty about the details of the still-secret American proposal. "It is apparent to me that Syria has made a very important decision," Baker told a news conference here after a 2 1/2-hour meeting with Syrian President Hafez Assad. "Syria has agreed to the proposals we have made. . . .
NATIONAL
May 1, 2013 | By David Horsey
The hawks are squawking. Congressional conservatives and the right-wing media are blasting President Obama for going soft on the Syrians. The president insists that there is a "game-changing" red line the Syrian government will have crossed if it is found to have used chemical weapons against its people, but he has bent the red line so far, the hawks say, that not only the Syrians, but the Iranians and North Koreans will conclude Obama is a...
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