Thursday, October 14, 2010

(NEWS) 'Assad Said Will Press Hamas To Recognize Israel'

"Swedish FM Bildt tells Beilin Syrian president sincere in desire to jumpstart peace negotiations with Israel.

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt told former minister Yossi Beilin on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Assad recognizes Israel and is willing to try and influence Hamas in this regard.

During their meeting in Stockholm, Bildt quoted Assad as saying that Syria 'officially recognizes Israel, and this acknowledgment is part of the negotiations between the two countries.'"

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