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  • Main Title Syria: U.S. Relations and Bilateral Issues
  • Series Title CRS Issue Briefs


  • Author: Prados, Alfred B.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2006-06-06
  • Digitized: 2006-06-28


  • English


  • Content Description: The country of Syria is a prominent player in the Middle East scene, due to a number of border disputes with the region, as well as problems of resource allocation, and political rivalries have caused frequent tensions between Syria and its neighbors. An array of bilateral issues continue to affect relations between the United States and Syria: the course of Arab-Israeli talks; questions of arms proliferation; Syrian connections with terrorist activity; Syria's role in Lebanon; and Syria's opposition to the U.S. occupation in Iraq. This report explores these issues, as well as the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri--who had been a vocal Syrian critic--and the Syria Accountability Act, which President Bush signed on December 12, 2003, and which imposes sanctions upon Syria unless it halts support for terrorism.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign relations - U.S. - Syria
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign relations - Syria - U.S.


  • Place Name: Syria


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: IB92075
  • Accession or Local Control No: IB92075_2006Jun06
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs10506