Syria-US.Washington Lifts Ban on Technology Exports to Syria
In another sign of rapprochement between the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and Syria, Washington has lifted a five-year ban on technology and information technology exports to Syria, the Beirut leftist left·ism also Left·ism
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left daily AS SAFIR reported Monday. Syria's ambassador to Washington Imad Musafa said in a TV statement on Sunday the United States officially informed him last week of its "decision to lift a ban on technology and information technology exports to Syria." The Syrian ambassador welcomed the decision. The George W. Bush administration first imposed sanctions in various areas against Syria in May 2004.
This May, the Barack Obama administration decided to renew the sanctions to the dismay of Damascus, despite the improved Syria-US ties since Obama came to office in January. A number of US officials have visited the Syrian capital in recent weeks, including US special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell George Mitchell may refer to:
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