Wikileaks: Israel distrusted Assad's rhetoric on peace

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May 4, 2011 16:52

 
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Former director of Military Intelligence Amos Yadlin said that Israel does not trust Syrian President Bashar Assad's rhetoric regarding peace, according to a document released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday.

The US diplomatic cable, dated November 27, 2006, quotes Yadlin as saying that he "believes Assad is actually preparing for the possibility of low-intensity conflict between the two countries," and says that he requested that the US put pressure on Damascus.

Yadlin also said that Syria continues to supply weapons to Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, which was "not in good shape" and was "buying time to rebuild its infrastructure."

"Israel is concerned about al-Qaida's encroachment into the Middle East, including the Gaza Strip," Yadlin was quoted as saying in the cable.

He also offered Israel's assistance in the US's War on Terror.

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