BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 A.M.) – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sat down for an interview with Kuwait’s Al-Anba newspaper recently to discuss a number topics including the invasion of Iraq and the Syrian-Israeli peace talks.
While the interview has yet to be fully released, the journalist Fajar Al-Sa’id provided some details about the failed peace talks between Syria and Israel in the mid-1990s.
According to Al-Sa’id, Mubarak said that Syria was involved in intense peace talks with former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin before his assassination.
Mubarak alleged that Rabin offered to return the Golan Heights in exchange for the establishment of diplomatic relations between Syria and Israel and the opening of an embassy.
“Following the assassination of Rabin, the Syrians wanted to implement the agreement,” Mubarak said, “but once Netanyahu came, the opportunity was lost.”
The entire interview will be released on Monday, May 20th.