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December 18, 2003
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Israel should heed remarks made by Syria’s president about peace talks, Israel’s foreign minister said. Silvan Shalom said Wednesday that Bashar Assad’s recent comments to The New York Times on opportunities for peace with Israel may be an attempt to curry favor with the United States, but still should not be ignored.

Iran said it will allow inspectors unfettered access to its nuclear facilities. Iran will sign an additional protocol to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty that will allow U.N. inspectors access to all its facilities, Iran’s vice president, Gholamreza Aghazadeh, said Wednesday. The signing will take place Thursday.

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