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Intel: US hinders Syria’s return ‘to normal,’ UAE foreign minister says

Flanked by Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Abu Dhabi's top diplomat criticized the US-led campaign to economically isolate Syria under President Bashar al-Assad.

The United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister called for international cooperation with the government of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad after years of isolation imposed as a result of Damascus’ conduct in the country’s decadelong civil war.

Speaking alongside Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Dubai today, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan called for “joint action” with Syria’s government and private sector, as well as Syria’s restoration to the Arab League, in order to help the war-wracked country return “to normal.”

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