Report: US senator's remarks on Assad are 'lies'

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December 16, 2006 17:02

 
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A state-run Syrian newspaper on Saturday criticized remarks made recently by US Senator Bill Nelson after visiting Syria, accusing him of spreading "a series of lies" about his meeting with the Syrian leader. Nelson told reporters in neighboring Lebanon Thursday following a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora that he and Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom he met Wednesday in Damascus, did not see eye to eye on Lebanon. "He, Assad, did not support the Saniora government and on that we had a very sharp exchange of words," said Nelson, a Florida Democrat and member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees. Tishrin government newspaper said in a front-page editorial Saturday that Nelson's remarks "have exceeded all limits ... He has released a series of lies which he claimed happened during the meeting with Assad. All these allegations are baseless and did not occur at all."

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