Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said Israel’s raid on the Gaza aid flotilla has increased the chances of war in the Middle East.
In an interview with the BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen, he said Syria was working to prevent a regional war.
But he added that there was no chance of a peace deal with the current Israeli administration, which he called a “pyromaniac government”.
Mr Assad also rejected claims he was arming Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.
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