Arab states hold off on Syria
U.S. WARNS AGAINST
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...