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Assad warns against fallout from Middle East conflict

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned against the dangerous repercussions of Israel’s conduct in the Middle East, in a speech marking the visit of Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. “The difficult and complicated circumstances in the Middle East throw a shadow on our development projects,” the official SANA news agency quoted him as saying at an iftar meal to break the daily fast in the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. “Israel still occupies our Arab land …. refuses to implement international resolutions demanding its withdrawal to the 1967 borders and to guarantee the rights of the Palestinian people, and is launching attacks on Lebanese and Syrian territory, which could have dangerous repercussions on the region and the world.” Full Story

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