United States Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford speaks to Reuters during the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace on the outskirts of Kuwait City in this January 30, ... more 
United States Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford speaks to Reuters during the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace on the outskirts of Kuwait City in this January 30, 2013 file photo. Ford is retiring at the end of the month, current and former U.S. Officials said on January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee (KUWAIT - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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