Brazil & Turkey were looking for a little of the prestige of being involved in the Middle East peace making in their case solving the Iranian nuclear issue. The international community rejected their offer giving them the shrug off. No high profile prestigious Brazil back to being a Brazil nobody is interested in turning to when there are problems. The rest of the world might not be interested in Brazils help but here comes Assad he is begging Brazil to get involved in the hope he can charm the Brazilians into becoming a friend of Syria and taking his side in any future political or military showdown with Israel.
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from the article: 'Syria wants Brazil to help negotiate Mideast peace'