Assad hosts Jordan king for talks on peace talks
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Jordan's King Abdullah II met in Damascus on Monday for talks on the resumption of direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, SANA news agency reported. The king attended Thursday's resumption of the talks in Washington. He briefed Assad on "the latest developments linked to these direct talks," the official agency said.
"The US administration is aiming to reach a comprehensive peace agreement, as a peace deal will only last if it is comprehensive" and includes all states in the region, Abdullah was quoted as saying.
However,the Syrialeader said it was necessary that "all representatives of the Palestinian people take part in these talks." SANA quoted Assad as "reiterating Syria's will for a just and comprehensive peace," while also warning that "Israeli policies of aggression and settlements are a true obstacle to peace."