Report: Syria reaches out to Obama

Monday, October 06, 2008 |  Israel Today Staff

The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad is reaching out to US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and is pegging its future on the latter winning the upcoming American election.

That according to a recent Forbes article by the editor of a Syrian news website.

In the article, Ayman Abdel Nour of the All4Syria website writes that Assad is banking on Obama becoming president and lifting US sanctions against Syria.

To show his support for Obama, Assad has reportedly been reaching out to former and current advisors to the Illinois senator, including Robert Malley, Daniel Kurtz and Hernando de Soto, all of whom have visiting Damascus in an official capacity.

Nour said that Assad's future may depend on Obama winning the election and looking more favorably on Syria, as anti-government forces have been gaining strength of late over the perceived failures of the regime.

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