US Middle East envoy in Syria for talks
United States Middle East envoy William Burns arrived in Damascus Monday at the beginning of a regional tour, the US embassy in the Syrian capital said.
An embassy official said Burns, who is the assistant secretary of state for Near East affairs, would hold talks on Tuesday with Syrian officials on latest regional developments.
Burns is in Syria to continue talks, "which he held on his last visit when he delivered a letter from (US) President Bush to (Syrian) President Bashar al-Assad", a State Department spokesman said. (Albawaba.com)