'US asks Syria not to impede talks'

Israel plans attack on Hizbullah's Syrian weapons depots, sources say.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 28, 2010 11:05
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Syrian President Bashar Assad

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The United States and other western nations are pressuring Syria not to negatively influence upcoming peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, Israel Radio reported on Saturday, citing a report from London-based Arabic language daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi.

The western powers also implored Damascus to prevent Syria-based Palestinian factions inimical to the peace negotiations, mainly Hamas  and the Islamic Jihad, from sabotaging the talks.

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According to the report, Syria told the western nations in response to their requests that Damascus will not interfere in the activities of the Palestinian factions that stay within its borders.

Syria's military is on high alert for an Israeli attack on Hizbullah weapons depots located in the country, according to a Saturday report from Kuwaiti newspaper Alrai.

The report cites European military sources as stating that Israel has increased flights of unmanned aerial reconnaissance vehicles over the border with Syria and that such activity is a sign of an imminent attack.

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