Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday urged the United States to play a stronger role in Mideast peacemaking, Syria's state-run news agency reported.
Assad appealed to the US during a meeting with US congressman Alcee Hastings in Damascus.
Syria's president also lashed out at Israel saying it was not ready for peace.
The last round of Syria-Israel peace talks collapsed in 2000.
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Chairman Chris Smith (L), Bill Browder, author of Red Notice, and David Kramer, Senior Director for Human Rights and Human Freedom at the McCain Institute. Courtesy of The McCain Institute for International Leadership. (Feb. 2015)