Bashar al Assad

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, speaks with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates, in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Al Nahyan's visit to Syria is the first time since the Syrian conflict began a decade ago and comes as some Arab countries are improving relations with Syria. The UAE has been slowly mending ties with Damascus, as the tide of the war has turned in favor of President Bashar Assad. (SANA via AP)

State Dept. condemns UAE meeting with Syria

The State Department condemned a recent meeting with diplomats from the UAE and the Assad-regime in Syria. On Tuesday, spokesperson Ned Price denounced the move and called Syrian President Bashar al Assad a “brutal dictator.”