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October 19, 2000
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U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright urged Syria’s president to rein in Hezbollah. Albright also sought Syrian support for the U.S.-brokered Israeli- Palestinian cease-fire and looked for indications Bashar Assad was ready to resume peace talks with Israel. But, according to a U.S. official, Albright emerged from the more than two-hour meeting in Saudi Arabia without a commitment from Assad.

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