Re: Syria has an idea!

On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 12:10:06 -0800, Pro-Cho <georgek@xxxxxxx> wrote:

CAIRO, Egypt - Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview aired
Monday that the Bush administration does not have the vision to bring
peace in Iraq and that his country could help calm the crisis if
approached. Assad told ABC's "Good Morning America" that U.S.-Syrian
cooperation was the "last chance" to avert a civil war in Iraq ? but he
said he wasn't optimistic that President Bush would seize the
opportunity and talk to Damascus.


By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press writer Thu Feb 1, 6:11 AM ET

Iraq invited officials from Iran,
Syria and other neighboring nations to Baghdad next month to discuss the
security situation in the country, a government official said Thursday.

The Foreign Ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity
because he was not authorized to disclose the information, said the
talks will be the first of 10 such meetings to take place in the Iraqi
capital. Iran was the venue for the last meeting in July.

Along with Iran and Syria, Iraq has invited Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan,
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to the discussions. The Arab League,
Organization of Islamic Conference and the
United Nations also have been asked to attend, the official said.

Syrian President Bashar Assad stressed his country's eagerness to
promote Iraq's security, stability and territorial unity during a
meeting with Sheik Harith al-Dhari, head of the powerful Sunni
Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq, the official Syrian Arab News
Agency report Thursday.;_ylt=Ai

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