Barack Obama nominated a US ambassador to Syria in February of this year after a 5 year absence. The US recalled its Ambassador in the wake of the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri in 2005 and speculation over Syrian involvement.
Iranian regime President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Syrian dictator Assad and Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah met for dinner this year in Damascus. Hassan Nasrallah (far right) has made few public appearances since 2006. This dinner was held right after US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns’s visit with Assad in Damascus.
A Kuwaiti paper reported on Saturday that the Obama Administration is holding secret peace talks with Syria.
The report said Syria really wants to change.
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The United States has been in secret contact with Syrian officials in the hopes of realizing a comprehensive Israel-Syrian peace treaty, the Kuwaiti al-Rai newspaper reported Saturday.
The past few weeks had witnessed an “unprecedented Syrian cooperation” in the peace process, prompting Washington to talk with Syrian officials to reach a peace agreement between Syria and Israel, informed sources told al-Rai.
Sources said Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem had sent positive signals to the U.S. showing that “the Syrians are ready to re-engage in dialogue with the Israelis to reach peace”.
President Barack Obama’s administration believes that an Israeli-Syrian peace agreement will be “a breakthrough in the peace process as a whole to achieve peace in the Palestinian territories.”
Sources said that Obama adviser Dennis Ross told the U.S. administration that he found “Syria ready to move away from Iran and reduce relations with Hezbollah and Hamas, and work with the United States in the fight against terrorism.”