Syria urges world to pressure Israel over Middle East peace

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem urged the international community to pressure Israel so that it accepts a "fair and lasting" peace agreement in the Middle East, AFP cited a report by the SANA state news agency on Tuesday. "The hindrances Israel has put in the way of the peace process merit pressure from the international community on Tel Aviv to make it yield to the need for a fair and lasting peace based on UN Security Council resolutions," Moallem was quoted as saying during talks with Spanish counterpart Miguel Angel Moratinos, who was visiting Syria.