DAMASCUS (AFP) - Syria is ready to resume indirect peace talks with the new Israeli government on the basis of a total pullout from the Golan Heights, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said Wednesday. He said the four rounds of Turkish-mediated talks held last year had been launched on the basis of three principles, but without preconditions. A full agreement from Israel to a commitment to a withdrawal from the Golan Heights, was the main point, Muallem said at a joint Press conference with his Italian counterpart Franco Frattini. He said Syria is now ready to resume a land-for-peace process on the same basis as arranged with the government of (former Israeli prime minister) Ehud Olmert under Turkish mediation. These indirect talks must not in any way affect the Palestinian-Israeli talks and also not be used as a cover to launch attacks against Lebanon or Gaza, the Syrian Foreign Minister said.Late last month a largely right-wing coalition headed by hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to power in the Jewish state and quickly ruled out a pullout from Golan in exchange for peace with Syria.