Solana: EU will support Israel reaction to Syria

The European Union would support any decision Israel would make regarding negotiations with Syria, EU's foreign policy chief Javier Solana said in an interview with Channel 10 on Monday evening. Solana, who was asked by one of the presenters whether the EU thought Syrian President Bashar Assad's recent calls for peace talks with Israel were serious, said that judging from Syria's recent behavior towards the international community, the country may be difficult to believe. Therefore, he said, the EU would stand by any decision Israel would make regarding the Syrian president's offer. "We do not agree with Syria's behavior towards Lebanon. We support Saniora's government and want to support them economically and politically. Syria maintains terrorism in Lebanon and we want to see this change," Solana added.