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‘The Strongest Man in the Middle East’ Will Embrace Assad if That Will Make Him Stronger

UAE leader Mohammed bin Zayed says that returning Syria to the Arab fold will help distance the Assad regime from Iran. Amid the lack of an American policy in the region, leaders are acting on their own

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“We are concerned by reports of this meeting and the signal it sends,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said at a press briefing, referring to a meeting between Syrian President Bashar Assad and the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday. “As we’ve said before, this administration will not express any support for efforts to normalize or to rehabilitate Bashar al-Assad who is a brutal dictator.”

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