6,301. 2/17/2005

President George W. Bush, when asked about the involvement of Syria in an assassination and its presence in Iraq: “And we’ve talked clearly to Syria about, one, making sure that their territory is not used by former Iraqi Baathists to spread havoc and kill innocent lives. We expect them to find and turn over former regime — Saddam regime supporters, send them back to Iraq. We’ve made it very clear from the beginning of my administration that Syria should not use its territory to support international terrorist groups. We expect them to adhere to 1559 — U.N. Security Council Resolution 1559, which calls for the removal of troops from Lebanon. And we expect them to help free and fair elections to take place in Lebanon.”

 – Transcript, “President Holds Press Conference,” George W. Bush – White House Archives online, Accessed on 8/30/2016

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