CONGRESS QUIETLY DROPS SYRIAN SANCTIONS
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The U.S. Congress has quietly shelved a bill that wouldimpose additional sanctions on Syria. Congressional sources said the House and Senate will not vote on theSyrian Accountability Act during this session. The legislation would banvirtually all trade with Syria and limit movement of Syrian diplomats. Thebill cited Syria's harboring of groups deemed as terrorists and thedeployment of more than 20,000 troops in Lebanon.