One wonders what the value of an "agreement" with the former Assad with the current Assad, even without going into the histiography of what exactly Assad was offering. Abbas like Bashir landed into a job which he can never grow into. The structure of the PA like Syria was to concentrate power in one man by creating internal rivalries that prevented the formation of alternative power centers. In any case neither the PA nor Syria ever really wanted peace. To neuter Israel perhaps, but not peace. And some things never change.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: There's no partner