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January 22, 2002
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Syria equated the Sept. 11 terror attacks against the World Trade Center and Israel’s recent demolition of Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip. A U.S. official told reporters that the speech, Syria’s first since it assumed a seat on the U.N. Security Council, was “outrageous.” Syrian representative Fayssal Mekdad said the Security Council engages in a double standard in denouncing terrorism around the world but avoiding criticism of Israel.

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