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  אדר ב 17, 5768 , 24/03/08

Peres: Syria's Power in Lebanon Nixes Golan Withdrawal

"Israel will never agree to cede the Golan Heights in exchange for an Iranian-Syrian controlled Lebanon," President Shimon Peres told visiting American Vice President Dick Cheney. He also stated that Israel cannot conduct negotiations with Syria while it is supplying Hizbullah with weapons. "Mass amounts of Iranian-bought weapons are making their way to Hizbullah everyday via Syria, thus making it an Iranian satellite trying to take over Lebanon, just like Hamas has taken over Gaza," the President explained.

Vice President Cheney, before leaving Israel, also spoke with Opposition leader Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu, who spoke mainly about the threat of Iranian's development of nuclear power.

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