According to top British researcher Syrian foreign minister declared his country’s willingness to achieve peace with Israel based on new outline Ynet
Despite the recent exchange of threats and the forming alliance with Iran, the British Guardian newspaper reported over the weekend that Syrian officials have expressed willingness to renew peace talks with Israel based on a step-by-step withdrawal from the Golan Heights. The report appeared in an Op-Ed written by Gabrielle Rifkind, director of the Middle East research program in Oxford Univesity. Rifkind quoted Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem speaking during a press meeting last December. “For peacemaking, Israel needs to be ready to recognize that Syria is entitled to every inch of the Golan, but we wish to engage in talks,” he said. “For us,” he continued, “the land is sacred and a matter of honor.” Referring to the agreement’s outline he noted,
According to Rifkind, the Syrian minister said that such key issues as Syria’s support of Hamas, Hezbollah and its policy towards Iran would “only be answered after withdrawal”.
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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem