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Clinton: Syria’s Ties with Hizbullah Not in Damascus’ Interest in Long-run

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Syria’s relations with Iran and Hizbullah are not in the interest of Damascus in the long-run.

That’s why Washington sent a new ambassador to Damascus, Clinton said during a testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

She stressed that such relations are neither in Israel’s interest nor serve the U.S.

She reiterated that relations between Syria, Iran and Hizbullah cause a “major concern” for the U.S.

In the same hearing, Clinton warned that Washington will take action if Venezuela violates international sanctions against Iran.


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