Kerry's peace plan, a plot to consecrate Israel: Assad

Kerry's peace plan, a plot to consecrate Israel: Assad
Wed Mar 5, 2014 08:08:44

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says US Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to mediate peace between Israel and the Palestinians are a plot that "seeks to consecrate Israel."

Speaking to a Jordanian delegation in Damascus on Tuesday, Assad accused Kerry of trying to "remove the Arab people of Palestine and liquidating the Palestinian cause at the expense of Palestine and Jordan."

Assad asserted that despite the aggressive war targeting the Syrian people, they will always stand alongside their brethren in Jordan and support their struggle to preserve the Jordanian national identity and state.

Kerry’s diplomatic push has failed to close a framework to guide the Israeli-Palestinian talks so far.

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators began a fresh round of talks in July 2013. Since the resumption of the direct talks, Palestinians have objected to a number of issues, including the illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank including East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The last round of Israeli-Palestinian talks broke down in 2010 after the Tel Aviv regime refused to halt its settlement construction.


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