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March 29, 2004
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The Bush administration reportedly has decided to delay new sanctions against Syria because of tensions in the region. Under the Syria Accountability Act, intended as a punishment for that country’s support for terrorism, President Bush had planned as early as this week to impose economic and diplomatic sanctions, congressional sources told Reuters. However, the sanctions were likely to be delayed until mid-April because of concerns that they could exacerbate tensions following Israel’s assassination of Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin.

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