Taken Question
Robert Wood
Acting Department Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 25, 2009


Question: Has the Syrian Ambassador agreed to a meeting with Acting Assistant Secretary Feltman?

Answer: Acting Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Feltman and Syrian Ambassador Imad Mustafa are scheduled to meet the morning of Thursday, February 26 at the State Department.

There remain key differences between our two governments, including our concerns about Syria’s support to terrorist groups and networks, Syria’s acquisition of nuclear and non-conventional weaponry, interference in Lebanon and worsening human rights situation.

This meeting is an opportunity to use dialogue to discuss these concerns.



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