"These deliveries pose a direct threat to the lives of coalition forces. We consider such trafficking as hostile acts, and will hold the Syrian government accountable for such shipments," Rumsfeld said.
Syria on Monday condemned what it said was a coalition bombing of a bus carrying Syrian civilians that killed five and injured ten of the 37 workers on the bus who were returning from Iraq.
Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak opened historic peace talks Wednesday, trying to work out a land-for-peace deal that would help end 51 years of conflict.
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