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Arab states hold off on Syria

Mar 04, 2019 - The Washington Post

U.S. WARNS AGAINST

RENEWING TIES

Assad's relationshipwith Iran is also a factor

BEIRUT - Efforts by Arab states to reengage with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, now that he has prevailed in the war, have been put on hold after a push by the United States to deter its allies from renewing ties with his government.

A decision late last year by the United Arab Emirates to reopen its embassy in Damascus and overtures being made to Assad by other Arab states gave rise to exp...