Israel drags region to war, Syrian Assad warns

Syria on Wednesday warned Israel against of pushing the Middle East towards a new war.

Israel drags region to war, Syrian Assad warns


Syria on Wednesday warned Israel against of pushing the Middle East towards a new war.

"All the facts point that Israel is driving the region toward war, not peace," the official Syrian news agency quoted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as saying during a meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos.

During a subsequent news conference with Moratinos, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said Israel was planting the seeds of the war atmosphere by threatening attacks on Iran, Lebanon and the Gaza strip.

"I tell them (Israel), stop acting like thugs," Moualem told reporters in the Syrian capital Damascus.

Israeli invasion of Gaza in December 2008 stopped indirect peace talks between Syria and Israel, mediated by Turkey.

Syria has sought to resume the talks.

Israel, most experts estimate that it has at least between 100 and 200 nuclear warheads, often threatens Iran an attack over its nuclear sites.

Agencies

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