Hizbullha's leader Hassan Nasrallah estimated that Syria and Israel are not expected to sign a peace agreement in the near future.
In a long and comprehensive interview to the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Anba, Nasrallah was asked how a possible renewal of the negotiations between Israel and Syria may affect the situation in Lebanon, and said, "The proposal (of Bashar Assad to Israel – R. N.) is a diplomatic proposal and the facts on the ground in the region do not indicate there is a possibility this will happen."
Syrian envoy at Madrid:
Assad's representative says despite signals from Damascus, Israel thwarted all attempts to arrive at arrangement. According to him, peace process must be renewed because Israel ultimately needs to withdraw from Golan Heights. Israeli representative Prof. Shlomi Ben-Ami says there is no issue that is unsolvable through negotiations
According to Nasrallah, "The enemy's government continues to reject any form of negotiations with Syria, and I believe that the American government will not allow the Olmert government to negotiate with Syria.
"Even if such negotiations take place, the issues it involves are very complex, and we know the story of the talks between Syria and Israel on the question of the Golan heights, the Kinneret and the borders of June 4, 1967."
"Therefore, this is actually a more of a theoretical than a realistic subject that may materialize soon. Once the negotiations are renewed and Syria obtains satisfying results, the situation in the region will be different and then we will be able to say what consequences the negotiations will have on Lebanon and the region," Nasrallah added.