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On All Things Considered
today, Robert Siegel talked with Imad Moustapha
, the Syrian ambassador to the United States.
Mr. Moustapha repeated the Syrian government's position that they had sent troops into Lebanon at the request of the Lebanese government, and now that the Lebanese government has asked them to leave, they will withdraw the troops.
In response to a question about the recent comments by Condoleezza Rice and George Bush, Mr. Moustapha wondered why their concerns were made to the press and not to the government of Syria.
Asked about claims that the recent attack in Israel was aided by groups in Syria, he noted that such claims had been made in the past, but to date no evidence has been presented to the Syrian government to support any of the claims, and indicated that it would be nice if such things were handled in diplomatic meetings between governments instead of press conferences.