Syria's ambassador to the United Nations said on Wednesday the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert over corruption scandal could affect Syria's indirect peace talks with Israel.
Asked if Olmert's announcement could have an impact on the talks, which have been brokered by Turkey, Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari told Reuters: "It could do. I hope not."
Earlier on Wednesday a source close to the talks said in Istanbul that the two countries will hold a new round of indirect talks in Turkey in mid-August.
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