Assad: Syria opposes direct talks with Israel, wants Turkey to mediate

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 16, 2009 16:04

Syrian President Bashar Assad, visiting Turkey, said on Wednesday that his country opposes direct negotiations with Israel, Israel Radio reported. In an interview a Turkish paper, Assad said that only after major progress is achieved in talks mediated by Turkey, will it be possible to hold direct meetings. The Syrian-Israeli talks held in the nineties failed because they did not focus on the details of a future peace agreement, Assad claimed.


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