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Diplomatic sources tell UAE newspaper Washington wants Jewish state to stop indirect negotiations with Damascus held in Turkey due to reported Syrian agreement to deploy Russian missile system on its territory
Published: 08.22.08, 12:59 / Israel News
The United States is pressuring Turkey and Israel to halt the indirect negotiations with Syria being held in Istanbul, diplomatic sources told the al-Bayan newspaper published Friday in the United Arab Emirates.
According to the report, the reason for the American pressure was Damascus' agreement in principle to deploy a Russian missile system on its territory – a claim which was denied Friday by a senior Syrian source.