Israel has "no problem" with Syrian participation at Mideast forum

September 24, 2007 13:54

Israel on Monday welcomed a US announcement that Syria will be invited to an upcoming Mideast peace conference, saying it has "no problem" sitting down with its archenemy. On Sunday, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that key Arab nations, including Syria, would be invited to President George W. Bush's planned Mideast peace conference this fall and expressed hope they would attend. Olmert's spokeswoman, Miri Eisin, said Israel supported the American gesture to Syria. "We have no problem with whomever the United States decides to include at the international meeting," she said.

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