Assad: Time for talks with Israel not yet ripe

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 10, 2006 06:50

 
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Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that he was interested in negotiations with Israel, but that conditions were not yet ripe. In an interview with the BBC, Assad accused the US of torpedoing purported contacts between Jerusalem and Damascus. Assad brushed off questions of his country's involvement in arms shipments to Hizbullah, saying that it was not possible to prevent an organization with broad public support from acquiring weapons.

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