I cannot but smile when I read this:
DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Syria has proposed a U.N. investigator interview Syrians over the assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister at U.N. offices on the Golan Heights, a Syrian official said on Wednesday.
The official, who asked not to be named, said Damascus would send a foreign ministry legal adviser to meet the head of the U.N. investigation team, Detlev Mehlis, “soon”. Mehlis is investigating the killing of Rafik al-Hariri.
Syria has no control over the Golan Heights, which have been occupied by Israel since 1967.
Coming right after Sharon bluntly declared that Israel will never retrieve from the Golan Heights and even more so, that settlers will increase in this region, it seems that the Syrian have not lost there sense of diplomatic subtleness amidst the turbulences and the botched jobs (assuming that there were any).