Israel offers direct talks to Lebanon

June 18th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Tel Aviv, June 18 (DPA) Israel Wednesday officially offered peace talks to Lebanon. A spokesman for Premier Ehud Olmert said Israel was interested in achieving a peace deal with its northern neighbour and wanted to hold “direct and bilateral” talks.

All issues would be on the table, including the controversial question of the Shebaa farms in the triangle between Israel, Lebanon and Syria, the spokesman said.

There was no immediate response to the Israli offer from the Lebanese side.

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