Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Syria ready for direct talks with Israel

Press TV

"In a swift change of stance Syria says it is ready to hold direct peace talks with Israel should Washington mediate the negotiations.

Stressing determination to get back the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, President Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday that Damascus will make a shift in its strategy in holding peace talks with Israel only if the US acts as a mediator.

"We need the United States to act as an arbitrator when we move from the current indirect negotiations to direct negotiations (with Israel)," Assad told Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper......"

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