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Faisal Miqdad
Faisal Miqdad
Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal Miqdad

Syria has yet to confirm whether it will send a delegation to the Middle East peace conference in the United States next week.

Israeli and Palestinian delegations will be going while the Islamist group, Hamas, will not be attending.

Faisal Miqdad is Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister.

Can Syria be a partner for peace in the region or will its support for Hamas and Hezbollah and its ties with Iran hold it back?.

Faisal Miqdad talks to Stephen Sackur in Damascus.

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