World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon at the Munich defence talks has cast doubt on the longevity of a lasting ceasefire in Syria and has suggested that the country should be partitioned along sectarian divides.
During the annual Munich Security Conference on Sunday,Yaalon said he is "very pessimistic" about the possibility of a lasting truce according to a report in Al Jazeera.
"Unfortunately we are going to face chronic instability for a very, very long period of time," a Reuters news agency report quoted Yaalon as saying.
"And part of any grand strategy is to avoid the past, saying we are going to unify Syria. We know how to make an omelette from an egg. I don't know how to make an egg from an omelette."
Yaalon also predicted that Syria will turn into "enclaves" under the de-facto control of religious and ethnic sects, including President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect, the Druze religious minority and the Kurdish ethnic group.
"They might cooperate or fight each other."