US ACCUSED OF HYPOCRISY IN ALLOWING BUSINESS WITH SYRIA, SUDAN
Four months after President Bill Clinton signed a law prohibiting US
companies from dealing in countries suspected of sponsoring terror,
Washington gave permission for American companies to do business with Syria
and Sudan, THE WASHINGTON POST has reported.
Chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee Benjamin Gilman has
protested the decision—which was taken last August in a bid to encourage
Syria to continue talking peace with Israel—and urged equal treatment for
all ‘rogue regimes”.
The rule was also waived for Sudan, in order to allow American oil companies
do $930 million in business there. The major company concerned, Occidental
Petroleum, had made substantial contributions to the Clinton election campaign.
State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said the government places terror
supporters into two groups: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Cuba and North Korea comprise
one, and Syria and Sudan a second.
Along with Iran, the Sudanese regime is considered the world’s top state
supporter of terrorism.
Recently the US threatened to cancel aid to South Africa after Pretoria said
it was considering a deal to sell military equipment to Syria.
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