Syria seeks US help in reviving peace talks with Israel
Damascus urged Washington on Saturday to use its influence and help revive peace talks with Tel Aviv.
"Syria wants the United States to work seriously for a resumption of the peace process with Israel at the point where it broke down," the official Ath-Thawra newspaper said.
"Syria wants the United States to play an honest, neutral, objective and credible role... and not allow Israel to miss this opportunity, as Sharon tried to do by saying the negotiations must start from scratch," the paper said.
Meanwhile, the first US ambassador to serve in Syria for four months presented her credentials on Saturday to Syrian president, Bashar Assad, who wished her "success in her mission," the official SANA news agency reported.
Margaret Scobey accompanied visiting US Senator Bill Nelson to a meeting with Assad where they "discussed the full range of issues relating to US-Syrian relations and regional issues."
Talks during the meeting dealt with the peace process in the Middle East and finding common grounds for pushing bilateral relations between the two countries, the news agency added. (Albawaba.com)
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