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Syrians seek seat at Mideast peace table

Syria, branded by the US as a supporter of terrorism and accused of adding to Iraq’s strife, hopes to participate in an Arab-Israeli peace conference that President George Bush wants to sponsor before the end of the year. If Syria participates in peace talks, it plans to push its desire to regain the Golan Heights – seized by Israel in the 1967 war – which has sparked serious debates among Israeli officials. As the prospect of peace talks loom, Syria is also warning that an “arms race” could be ignited by the Bush administration’s plan to beef up its military support to Sunni Muslim-ruled Gulf States, Egypt and Israel, Reuters reports. Full Story

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