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U.N. Report on Syria Causes Ripples

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U.N. Report on Syria Causes Ripples

Middle East

U.N. Report on Syria Causes Ripples

U.N. Report on Syria Causes Ripples

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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says that Syria must be held to account for the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. A United Nations investigation implicates members of Syrian president Bashar al Assad's inner circle. We explore what happened, why, and what's ahead.

Guests:

David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist

Magda Abu-Fadil, director, Institute for Professional Journalists; Lebanese American University

Joshua Landis, assistant professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oklahoma; Fulbright Scholar living in Damascus and Beirut

Amb. Edward Walker, president of the Middle East Institute; former ambassador to Egpyt, Israel and the United Arab Emirates