German FM cancels Syria trip due to Assad speech

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 15, 2006 17:46

 
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Germany's foreign minister canceled a trip to Syria on Tuesday in protest of a speech by Syrian President Bashar Assad, who praised Hizbullah and warned Israel. Frank-Walter Steinmeier had planned to fly to Damascus from the Jordanian capital, Amman, in a round of talks aimed at resolving the conflict between Israel and Hizbullah in Lebanon. But he called off the trip at short notice, saying Assad's comments were a "negative contribution." Steinmeier responded to the comments, saying Syria could "restore lost trust" among the international community through "positive and constructive action," according to Germany's Foreign Ministry.

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