Olmert: Assad Is No Peace Partner Now

[UPI] Israeli Prime Minister Olmert says Syrian President Assad is no peace partner. In Israeli press accounts Tuesday of an interview to be published next week, Olmert said, "At this point I see no peace partner in Syria. I have no intention at all to be lured by public relations maneuvers undertaken by Bashar Assad." "What Assad is actually saying is that 'I will continue to support Palestinian terrorism, I will keep on backing terrorism against Americans in Iraq, and I will keep on arming Hizballah, but I will make a signal to Israel.'...That I don't like," Olmert said. He stressed that the Golan Heights "is an indivisible part of Israel" which he will not give up as long as he remains in power.

2006-09-28 01:00:00

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