Annan calls Assad, Abbas to mediate Shalit release

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 28, 2006 02:13

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan called Syrian President Bashar Assad and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, in order to mediate the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit. He said he hoped to talk to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as well, so that an escalation of violence in the region might be averted, Army Radio reported.


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