FOXNews.com - Kerry says Syria is committed to Mideast peace Kerry says Syria is committed to Mideast peace AP DAMASCUS, Syria U.S. Senator John Kerry says Syria is committed to engaging in peace making and is essential to the process. U.S. Senator John Kerry says Syria is committed to engaging in peace making and is essential to the process. The Democratic senator, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters after a three-hour meeting with President Bashar Assad Thursday that Washington is also concerned about the flow of weapons to Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group through Syrian territories. This is getting more fucked up all the time. Syria Terrorism: State Department State Sponsors of Terrorism-Syria Syria Terrorism: State Department 2006 Report on State Sponsors -Syria From Amy Zalman, Ph.D., former About.com Guide Terrorism Syria Terrorism - A State Department Concern: Syria has long been on the State Department's list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, primarily for providing safe haven, funding and something like moral support to a number of non-state terrorist groups. The State Department's annual roundup of terrorist groups, Country Reports on Terrorism (2006) acknowledges that Syria itself hasn't had an evident hand in a terrorist attack since 1996. Actually, however, straight-out support for groups committed to terrorism plays only a small part of U.S. reasoning. Assassination of Rafiq Hariri: The US suspects and has indirectly accusedSyria of assassinating former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri on March 14, 2005. Hariri was blown up by what appeared to be a suicide car bomb, and about twenty others were killed in the blast. At the time of the assassination, Syria had a significant political and military presence in Lebanon, as it had since 1976 when peacekeeping troops were meant to help stabilize post-civil war Lebanon. The assassination of anti-Syrian Hariri led to new alliances and divisions in Lebanese politics, and the withdrawal of Syrian troops. The current prime minister, Fuad Siniora, is anti-Syrian.