Assad Hopes to Head Off UN Sanctions Through Peace Talks with Israel

(Guardian-UK) Simon Tisdall and Ewen MacAskill - Syria is engaged in clandestine talks about reopening peace negotiations with Israel in an attempt to head off UN sanctions next week. Syrian President Assad was urged by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan at an Islamic Conference Organization meeting Wednesday in Mecca to restart bilateral talks with Israel that collapsed in 2000. "Syria would go along with almost anything at this point," said a senior Arab diplomat. "They do not want to be penalized like Libya or Iraq."

2005-12-07 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive