August 14, 2020

Trump wrote to Assad about journalist missing in Syria: Pompeo

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump personally wrote to his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad about the case of journalist Austin Tice, who has been missing since 2012, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.”The US government has repeatedly attempted to engage Syrian officials to seek Austin’s release,” Pompeo said in a statement on the eighth anniversary of Tice’s disappearance.”President Trump wrote to Bashar al-Assad in March to propose direct dialogue.”Tice was a freelance photojournalist working for Agence France-Presse, McClatchy News, The Washington Post, CBS and other ne…


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