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DAMASCUS, Syria — Israeli allegations that Damascus is supplying Hizbullah with Scud missiles are aimed at undermining the country's improving relations with the US, a top Syrian official said Monday.
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Buthaina Shaaban, a top adviser to Syrian President Bashar Assad, stressed that the missiles were too big to be moved undetected in a tiny country like Lebanon, where Israeli reconnaissance planes fly overhead on daily basis.
In an article published in the daily Tishrin
described the allegations as "ridiculous."
Syria has denied the charges, as has Sa'ad Hariri
, Lebanon's Western-backed prime
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has said the Obama
administration is still committed to improving ties with Syria, despite
its "deeply troubling" moves to aid Lebanon's Hizbullah guerrilla group.
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