Assad urges US to assume more central role in Middle East peace talks
Assad urges US to assume
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday urged the United States to play a stronger role in Mideast peacemaking, Syria's state-run news agency reported.
Assad appealed to the US during a meeting with US congressman Alcee Hastings in Damascus.
Syria's president also lashed out at Israel saying it was not ready for peace.
The last round of Syria-Israel peace talks collapsed in 2000.
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