Official Damascus Refuses to Restore Indirect Talks with Israel: Al-Hayat newspaper
Syria rejected to restore indirect talks with Israel until the Israeli leadership informs Damascus about plans relative to the fate of the Golan Heights, the Saudi Arabia Al-Hayat newspaper said, the Ha-Aretz newspaper reported.
According to the newspaper, the Syrians granted answers to Turkish mediators on the questions relative to the safety, assigned by Israeli representatives, but required so that these data would be transmitted to addressee only in exchange for the reaction of Jerusalem
In Nov, on the eve of the fifth round of the Israeli-Syrian talks, the Head of the Israeli Government Ehud Olmert refused from fulfilling of Syria's demands and step back to 1967 in exchange for direct peaceful dialogue.
Instead of this Olmert foggily hinted to the possibility of considering the territorial changes. In response to this Syrian refused clearly to promise to end to support the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah and to tear union with Iran.
The Syrian President Bashar Asad reconsidered its decision and informed about readiness to hold the fifth round of indirect peaceful talks through the mediation of Turkey. Initially Asad wanted to wait until the end of the political crisis in Israel.