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Syria: Western reports 'an orchestra of lies'

Official spokeswoman for Syrian government accuses Israeli, US media of spreading lies, denies reports North Korea is helping her country build a nuclear reactor

Allegations of nuclear cooperation between Syria and North Korea which led to the reported Israeli overflight "are an orchestra of lies", Syrian Expatriate Affairs Minister Bussaina Shaaban said Tuesday.


In an interview with the Iranian Fars news agency, the minister denied reports in Israeli and American media that suggested Pyongyang was helping Damascus build a nuclear installation in the country.


Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday that Israel was interested in holding peace talks with Syria under the right conditions.


"We want to make peace… we are willing to make peace with Syria unconditionally and without demands. I have a lot of respect for the Syrian leader and the Syrian policy," Olmert said in a meeting with Russian reporters at his Jerusalem residence.


The Syrians "have internal problems," the prime minister said, "but we have no reason to rule out dialogue with Syria."


פרסום ראשון: 09.18.07, 18:03
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