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ASSAD URGES US TO ASSUME MORE CENTRAL ROLE IN MIDDLE EAST PEACE TALKS

The Jerusalem Post

January 7, 2010 -

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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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Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic (C), who serves as Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE in 2015, meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (L) and Helsinki Commission Chairman Chris Smith (R) immediately after the February 25 hearing on Serbia's leadership of the OSCE. (Feb. 2015)