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Syria / The Future #727682

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 03, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Damascus: Patricia Sabga) The continuing economic problems in Syria examined; details given about how Syrian President Bashir al-Assad has been reconnecting his country to the outside world & of the pressure on Syria from the US, which has cut off access to Iraqi oil. [Engineering student "BASEL" - says this is not so promising, but something good is now happening & his future is bright.] [Middle East expert Alan GEORGE†- says Syria has a political patronage system instead of a real economy.] [Damascus University Amr al-AZM†- says any attempt at reform has shriveled up.]

Reporter(s):
Seigenthaler, John;
Sabga, Patricia
Duration:
00:02:30

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