Syrian FM: US not helping control border with Iraq

Syria's Foreign Minister accused the United States on Wednesday of not giving his country the equipment needed to prevent foreign fighters from crossing into Iraq. Walid al-Moallem said Washington fears Syria could use such equipment against Israel. He did not specify what type of equipment he was referring to, but Syrian authorities have complained in the past that their border guards lack night-vision binoculars. Al-Moallem told Lebanon's Orange TV in an interview that the US was pressuring other countries not to give Syria such equipment. The US has accused Syria of being behind the flow of foreign fighters into Iraq. Syria denies the claim and says it's impossible to control the long desert border. There was no immediate comment from the US government on his accusations.