Syrian FM warns of war with 'peace evading' Israel

Moallem tells Russian newspaper "there is no doubt that closing horizons to peace may lead to a possible war; option always exists in region."

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 26, 2010 10:38
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Syria Foreign Minister Walid Moallem

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.

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."

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"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.


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