6/4, 11:39 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Syrian FM says West must lift sanctions

Syria's Minister of Foreign Affairs Faisal Mekdad underscored on Sunday during his visit to Iraq that the sanctions imposed against Damascus by the West must be lifted as they only "exacerbated" the suffering of his nation.

"We discussed joint efforts to combat terrorism," the Syrian foreign minister told reporters following his meeting with his Iraqi counterpart, Fuad Hussein, in Baghdad. In addition, Mekdad praised Damascus' return to the Arab League, stressing that it will further enhance the organization.

According to the Iraqi foreign minister, the two sides also addressed Baghdad's supply of humanitarian aid to Syria.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / AB