Syria Welcomes Pelosi, But Doubts Her Impact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with a small delegation of other House members, paid a much-anticipated visit to Syrian president Bashad al-Assar Wednesday. But while Syrian officials embraced Pelosi's visit as a public signal that their current isolation may be diminishing, they do not think she can shape U.S. foreign policy.
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Syria Welcomes Pelosi, But Doubts Her Impact

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Syria Welcomes Pelosi, But Doubts Her Impact

Syria Welcomes Pelosi, But Doubts Her Impact

Syria Welcomes Pelosi, But Doubts Her Impact

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with a small delegation of other House members, paid a much-anticipated visit to Syrian president Bashad al-Assar Wednesday.

But while Syrian officials embraced Pelosi's visit as a public signal that their current isolation may be diminishing, they do not think she wields considerable power to shape U.S. foreign policy, according to Hassan Fattah, Middle East correspondent for The New York Times.

Melissa Block talks with Fattah.