Syrian and american officials said the subject of terrorism was high on their agenda.
Syrian officials say they have done their best but cannot completely control the 370-mile border, much of it desert.
Despite these concerns, the Syrian officials knew it was too late to turn back.
Until today, Syrian officials had not spoken publicly about the new course.
It's not the first time a Syrian official has made promises on air.
Syrian officials are extremely sensitive about the relationship with Iran.
Syrian officials indicated that they supported the Soviet terms for an international peace conference.
Six other Syrian officials were also added to the sanctions list.
"We are doing everything within our power to find him," a Syrian official said.
The only question there is which top Syrian official gave the order.