Peretz: We must listen to 'Syria's words of peace'

Defense Minister Amir Peretz pushed for talks with Syria, on condition that the country stop its support for terrorism, sources said Thursday morning. The defense minister said his comments during a Labor meeting which followed the submittal of the Baker-Hamilton report regarding US stance on Iraq. "In order to weaken the radical axis, we must be open to the [words] of peace voiced by the president of Syria, however, first Syria must stop the terror and cease giving Hamas 'an umbrella,'" said Peretz.