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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem (right) met with his Lebanese counterpart, Adnan Mansour, in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday. Mr. Mansour also met with Syrian President Bashar Assad (shown in portrait), who has stressed that his country is moving steadily on reforms but would deal with "outlaws" to preserve the country's security.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem (right) met with his Lebanese counterpart, Adnan Mansour, in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday. Mr. Mansour also met with Syrian President Bashar Assad (shown in portrait), who has stressed that his country is moving steadily on reforms but would deal with "outlaws" to preserve the country's security.

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