On the meeting between Khaddam and Habash
Syria-Palestine, Politics, 4/8/2000
Members of the political bureau of the People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine have stated that talks during the meeting included Syrian Vice President Abdul Halim Khaddam and the secretary general of the People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine, George Habash, dealing with the latest political developments on the Arab and Palestinian levels.
In an interview with the Monte Carlo radio on Friday al-Taher added that Habash highly appreciated Syria's stances at Geneva summit.
He added that discussions dealt with Palestinian conditions. Habash continued that the current negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, based on the Oslo terms of reference, will not end in results that serve the interests of the Palestinian people.
Discussions also centered on the question of Lebanon. The Syrian and Palestinian sides stressed that Israel is making maneuvers aim at separating the Syrian and Lebanese tracks.
Khaddam, on the other hand, stressed Syria's unwavering backing and its support for the struggle of the Palestinian people.
Al-Taher added that the meeting was held at the request of the PFLP to exchange political views and to discuss political developments on the Arab and Palestinian levels, noting that Khaddam "had not asked for anything."
Al- Taher said, replying to a question on disarming the Palestinians in Lebanon, that the Palestinian weapons in Lebanon are in the service of the Lebanese resistance.
When asked on the situation of the Palestinians following the Israeli pullout from south Lebanon, al-Taher said the Palestinians are with a genuine just peace, saying that if Israel withdraws from south Lebanon unconditionally this means a victory for Lebanon, the Lebanese resistance, Syria and the Palestinian people.
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