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Damascus Denies Holding Missing American Journalist, Sets Conditions For Talks With Washington

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Damascus Denies Holding Missing American Journalist, Sets Conditions For Talks With Washington

Austin Tice. Via Twitter.

On August 17, the Syrian government officially denied kidnapping or arresting any US citizen, including missing journalist Austin Tice. 

In a statement, Syria’s Foreign Ministry addressed President Biden’s claim last week that Tice is being held by the Syrian government, calling it “invalid accusations against the Syrian government of kidnapping or arresting US citizens, among them Austin Tice, a service member in the US Army.” It added that Tice and others had entered illegally.

“Syria draws attention of US public opinion and officials to the fact that the government of their country has violated the provisions of Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the provisions of Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations when it turned blind eye and even encouraged dozens of the US citizens to travel to Syria and illegitimately enter its territories and without the permission of its government via illegitimate border crossings or infiltrating to areas controlled by armed terrorist groups, the Ministry went on to say,” the statement reads.

37-year old Austin Tice, a former US Marine Corps infantry officer, went missing while he was covering the battles in the outskirt of the Syrian capital in August of 2012. The free-lance journalist was moving with local rebels.

In September 2012 a 47-second video of Tice blindfolded and surrounded by Islamic radicals was released. Despite this, the US insists that the journalist is being held by Syrian authorities.

“We know with certainty that he has been held by the Syrian regime,” President Biden said in a statement on August 10. “We have repeatedly asked the government of Syria to work with us so that we can bring Austin home.”

A recent report by the CNN revealed that the Biden administration has restored backchannel communication with Syria as part of an effort to discover the fate of Tice. There have been a number of direct interactions, none of which took place in Damascus, but they have thus far yielded no progress.

Syria said that it would only discuss the fate of Tice through public talks based on respecting its “sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,” calling on the US to fulfill these demands.

“The US side should immediately and unconditionally withdraw its military forces that are illegitimately existed on the Syrian territories, and stop plundering and smuggling the Syrian oil and wheat, lift the cover and protection from the armed separatist groups and the armed terrorist groups which are stationed in the US illegitimate military base of al-Tanf and put a final and unconditioned end to the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the US successive administrations on the Syrian people,” the Syrian Foreign Ministry said.

To this day, the US maintains hundreds of troops in Syria’s northeastern region as well as in al-Tanf garrison in the southeastern region.

The Biden administration will not likely fulfill the demands set by Damascus as it has repeatedly stated its commitment to previous policies on Syria. Pressure from Tice’s parents, who met with President Biden in May, will not likely yield any result.

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Jodieartshorn

𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 $𝟮𝟲𝗸 𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆. 𝗜 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 $𝟭𝟴𝟲𝟯𝟱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻 (𝗻𝗮𝘂-𝟯𝟬) 𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴.

𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄=====>>> 𝗯𝘂𝘇𝘇𝗽𝗮𝘆𝟭.𝗯𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁.𝗰𝗼𝗺

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Southfront resident nigha

Another “veteran” glory propagandist “jouno” dead. Good ridance. More crying is needed from snowflakes.

ClarissaBegay

𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 $𝟮𝟲𝗸 𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆. 𝗜 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 $𝟭𝟴𝟲𝟯𝟱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻 (𝗻𝗮𝘂-𝟯𝟬) 𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴.

𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄=====>>> 𝗯𝘂𝘇𝘇𝗽𝗮𝘆𝟭.𝗯𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁.𝗰𝗼𝗺

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Edgar Zetar

Agree with you, Intelligence Units and Goverments sometimes or most of the times use well payed brainwashed players global propagandist ‘journos’ as a front line to get some Recon and I.S.R enemy territory, and if anything happen to his ‘journo’ player they use the issue as a political tool to attack or criticize antagonist Goverments.

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Florian Geyer

Whatever has happened to the American glory hunter is of little of interest to anyone who realises what conniving low lifes most Americans have become.

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AnneMarie

I quit performing at shoprite and currently I create $80h – $120h…how? I’m operating online! My work didn’t precisely make Maine happy thus i made a decision to require an opportunity on one thing new… when four years it had been so onerous to quit my day job however ;Zl’13} now I couldn’t be happier. Heres what I do……….𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐩𝐚𝐲𝟐𝟒.𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐭.𝐜𝐨𝐦

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Hook Nose Jew

Tice is one of us. Zionist

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Southfront resident nigha

Hey nigha, do you even know what is Zionism?

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BB Rad

How can mummy talk about something, when doesn’t now what goes on. Problems with *most probably *etc.etc etc.etc don’t mean to them really nothing at all. Beautiful movie: LIAR, LIAR, LIAR ‐ but who going to buy tickets on it, not me!

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BB Rad

1.Not mummy, bat Tutankhamen. 2.when ni don’t know what his is talking about 3.his wording is only lias

Assad Defeated Zionists

May be if he were to get some Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib treatment several times a day, negotiations for his releasea and end of the illegal occupation would move along faster; that is of course if the AIPAC masters allow their slaves in the government and in the military to proceed.

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Cromwell

Ex US Marine enters Syria illegally embeds with Islamist terrorists,and he is a journalist,yeah right! LOL!!

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zelensky sausage factory

low quality amerikan sausage—but perfect for my pet food division

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kymsheba

Syria Army should move on the ILLEGAL USA BASE Al-Tanf as the USA will be powerless to stop them BECAUSE if the USA attacks the Syrian Army then they will be met by Russian Airforce and Troops WHO ARE PART OF A MUTUAL DEFENCE TREATY with Syria therefore the USA will be in direct confrontation with Russian air and Troop power. Which the USA CANNOT AFFORD to have a direct confrontation with, the only course of action for the USA would be to leave just like they FLED in Afghanistan, it really is that simple the USA will not risk a direct engagement with Russian forces they would be forced to leave Syria and STOP STEALING THE OIL AND WHEAT, The time to move is now Syria with backing of Russia the USA will have no other choice but to leave once and for all. =Z=

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Empire

We lie, we cheat, we steal your oil. Smokebomb! Empire out.

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