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      Archive: 6/8/2007

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        6/8/2007, Sivan 22, 5767

      Syrian: Israeli Peace Reports Just 'Trial Balloons'

      Syria has not received any invitation for renewal of talks with Israel, from the USA or from any other country, a senior diplomat in the Syrian London embassy said. The diplomat was quoted in Qatari newspaper A-Sharq.

      He said the reports in Israel about peace contacts with Syria seemed like they were just "trial balloons."

      He added that Israel came out of the Second Lebanon War beaten, and therefore cannot serve as a true partner for peace, but that Syria is ready to resume peace negotiation at any time.