Syrian FM: We're willing to talk peace with new Israel government

April 8, 2009 18:06

Syria said it's willing to resume indirect peace talks with Israel's new government as long as the talks focus on an Israeli withdrawal from the entire Golan Heights to lines that preceded the June 1967 Mideast war. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem made the statements Wednesday during a news conference with Italy's foreign minister. Israel has not confirmed it would pull back to the pre-war lines, which Syria insists on. Syria's President Bashar Assad said recently the talks failed because Israel would not make an unambiguous commitment to return all the territory.

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