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U.S. envoy George Mitchell meets Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad.

The U.S. dispatched an envoy to Syria last month after President Obama nominated the first U.S. ambassador to Syria in five years. In 2004, the U.S. Congress imposed sanctions and passed the “Syria Accountability Act” which prohibits most American goods from being sold in Syria. We hear from a local Syrian businessman who hopes to see sanctions lifted. We also talk with journalist and Middle East observer Helena Cobban about the latest talks between the U.S. and Syria.

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