Syria: OK, We'll Attend Peace Talks
Foreign minister says regime has 'agreed in principle' to go to Geneva
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 26, 2013 6:58 AM CDT
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem meets with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, May 26, 2013.   (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, Pool)

(Newser) – The Syrian government said today it has agreed "in principle" to take part in an international conference in Geneva next month aimed at ending the country's civil war. Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem says his government believes that the conference, proposed by Russia and the United States, is a "good opportunity for a political solution for the crisis in Syria." Al-Moallem did not elaborate in the joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart shortly after he arrived in Baghdad for an unannounced visit.

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May 26, 2013 7:26 PM CDT
OMG!... I guess miracles do happen!!???
May 26, 2013 4:11 PM CDT
I'm a Christan, who loves Israel. To prevent war and spare innocent lives, we should ALL (Muslims, Jews, Christans, animals, vegetables, & minerals) be willing to sit down and talk peace with the devil, himself. Assad may be horrific, but he may soon be in survival mode, and that means ANYTHING (even some peace) is possible.
May 26, 2013 1:23 PM CDT
a new story of perez stating israel wants peace with the palestinians. why would israel finally decide it would want peace? its recent bad pr? or tactical reasons? palestinians now have the to power to force peace in the middle east. why? if israel wants to attack iran would it not be to their benefit to eliminate palestinians as a counter attack potential? palestinians can at will kill thousands of jews do to their intimate borders to israel. palestinians can demand israel not attack iran or syria. it can demand the suppression and reversal of settlements, right of return, etc. regional arab security can be achieved. isreal can be neutralized as a provacature, but it must be presented in a mature manner that does not provide a mechanism for an israeli propoganda excuse