Syria Foreign Minister Walid Moallem 311.
(photo credit: AP Photo/David Karp)
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem on Friday warned of the consequences that a war with Israel could entail.
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In an interview with Russian newspaper Moscow News, Moallem said "there is no doubt that closing the horizons to peace may lead to a possible war. This option always exists in our region, as Israel usually outrageously evades the commitment to peace."
"I want to stress that a new war will not result in a winner and loser,"
the Syrian foreign minister added. "Everyone will lose because the
existing advanced military technology can cause great damage, even for
the side with huge military power."
Moallem told the paper that "the negotiations on the Syrian channel are
possible as far as we are concerned if there is a partner which seeks
peace, however this does not exist at the moment."
"The negotiations must take into account a full return to the Golan up
to the June 4 1967 border. This matter is not negotiable, and is the
basis for a dialogue on the other issues stemming from it," the Syrian
foreign minister added.