Syrian President Bashar Assad meets on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 with U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi at Ash-Shaeb presidential palace in Damascus. Pelosi arrived here Tuesday as the highest ranking US official to visit Syria since 2003 for talks with the Syrian leadership on the strained relations between Syria and the U.S., to convey a peace message from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to President Assad, and to discuss Iraq and other regional issues with Syria. Pelosi's visit was criticized by the US administration.(AP Photo Hussein Malla).
Flashback: Pelosi Undermines U.S. Foreign Policy in Syria
April 4, 2007: U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi interfered with U.S. foreign policy by traveling to Syria to meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad. During the private meeting Pelosi also gave Assad an erroneous, unauthorized Israeli message which Israel denied. Washington Post editorial.