Syrian newspaper criticizes US Rice

A state-run newspaper in Syria on Wednesday criticized US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over her comments that the proposed US arms sales to some Arab states were directed against Syria and Iran.

Syrian newspaper criticizes US Rice
A state-run newspaper in Syria on Wednesday criticized US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over her comments that the proposed US arms sales to some Arab states were directed against Syria and Iran.

"Rice is simply trying to put Israel and a number of Arab countries in one basket to face other Arab states ... Rice is breaking into the Arab home holding a poisonous dagger in an overt plot to play Arab countries (off) against each other," Tishrin newspaper said in an editorial.

Rice and US Defence Secretary Robert Gates are on a tour of the Middle East following the announcement of a new package of military assistance and arms sales for Israel, Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries to counter the influence of Iran and Syria in the region.

DPA
Last Mod: 01 Ağustos 2007, 19:23
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