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Syria has criticized the US renewal of sanctions against Damascus, describing them as a disappointment.
Government-owned Al-Thawra newspaper warned on Wednesday that Washington's move keeps the region in a state of hostility.
The White House said Damascus continues to support terrorists and pursues weapons of mass destruction.RELATED:US extends Syria sanctions by a year
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad slammed the sanctions and said they show Washington "has lost its credibility."
The newspaper — considered a government mouthpiece — says the move is
"disappointing, but we were not surprised."
US-Syrian ties were improving, but tensions reemerged after Israel
accused Syria of sending weapons to Lebanese Hezbollah militants. Syria
denies the allegations.