'Syria willing to talk peace but doubtful of Israel's seriousness'

July 16, 2009 09:16

Syria is willing to conduct peace negotiations with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, but doubts Israel's commitment to seriously discussing the future of the Golan Heights, the London-based Saudi paper Asharq Alawsat reported Thursday. "Syria has adopted a pragmatic approach to peace negotiations with Israel," unnamed French officials told the paper, saying that if Israel commits to a withdrawal from the Golan, Syria would be willing to discuss timetables and security arrangements under international auspices.

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