Lebanese American Council for Democracy
For Immediate Release
September 15, 2003
Ros-Lehtinen Holds Congressional Sessions On Syrian Weapons of Mass Destruction and Support for Terrorism
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chair of the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia, and one of the authors of the Syrian Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act, will focus next week on the threats posed by the Syrian regimes growing chemical and biological weapons arsenal and its support for international terrorism.

On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, Ros-Lehtinen will hold a hearing on Syrias WMD program:
Where: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
When: 10:00 A.M. - Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Witness: The Honorable John R. Bolton- Under Secretary of State for Arms Control & International Security- U.S. Department of State

On Wednesday, September 17, 2003, Ros-Lehtinen will host a Congressional roundtable to Address Syrias occupation of Lebanon and its training, arming, and support of terrorist groups responsible for attacks on U.S. allies and the murder of Americans.
Where: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building
When: 10:30 A.M.- Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Witnesses: Dr. Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, a member of the Presidentially-appointed board of the U.S. Institute of Peace
The Honorable Marc Ginsburg, attorney and former Ambassador to Morocco
General Michel Aoun, former Prime Minister of Lebanon and Commander-in-Chief of Lebanons Armed Forces (1984-1988)

Said Ros-Lehtinen, These sessions will further substantiate the escalating threats to the U.S. and our allies posed by the Syrian regime, and the need to take immediate, definitive action to address these threats. Over 250 of my colleagues and I believe that H.R. 1828 - a bill calling for the imposition of a series of sanctions on Syria- is a critical instrument to achieve this goal. Syria must learn that it will pay a heavy price for continuing its destructive policies. It continues to play with fire, and will get burned.
Tony Haddad
Lebanese American Council for Democracy
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