Tehran sceptical over peace process progress with Barak
TEHRAN, May 18 (AFP) -The Iranian media expressed scepticism Tuesday
over the chances of progress in the Middle East peace process after the
victory of Israeli opposition leader Ehud Barak over Prime Minister Benjamin
"Many experts reject the exaggerated optimism over the peace process
after the victory of Barak," state radio said in a first reaction
to the overwhelming victory of the Labor Party leader in the general elections
The radio said that "even the defeat" of Netanyahu "will
not lead the peace process out of the current dead-end."
Iran, which does not recognise the Jewish state, is opposed to the Middle
East peace process and supports militant Lebanese and Palestinian groups
in their armed struggle against Israel.