Syria welcomes Powell comments regarding new Iraqi constitution, elections
Syria's Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa described US Secretary of State Colin Powell’s proposal on a new Iraqi constitution within six months as the first open comments that show some good intentions regarding the American presence in Iraq.
Sharaa told Lebanese LBC Satellite Channel in an interview late Saturday night that “I think this is the first open sentence I hear which includes American good intentions concerning their presence in Iraq. The mere thinking by them of a deadline to end this presence along with enacting a constitution and arranging for elections means that they put things in place and define a process of logical sequence to end this occupation. It is a good course if it proves authentic and implemented on the ground.”
Sharaa, disclaiming American accusations on the crossing of some people the border into Iraq, said “nobody we don’t want, can cross through official crossing points between the two countries,but it is difficult to control the issue along the borders. Can the US control its frontiers with Mexico?” (Albawaba.com)
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