Two top Arab hard-liners plan meeting on Golan

Two leading Arab hard-liners, Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and Libya's Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi, will hold a meeting in the near future, the official Syrian press reported Wednesday.

Newspapers said the meeting was agreed upon in a telephone conversation between the two leaders. Diplomats said a major theme of the phone contact was probably Syria's diplomatic campaign against the United States and Israel after Israel's annexation of the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights in December.

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