Powell Urges Abbas to Fight Terrorists

(State Department) U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell told Fox News on Tuesday: "Yes, he [Abbas] said some things during the campaign that were of concern to me, that were disturbing to me, and we'll raise them directly with Mr. Abbas....But I believe he understands that he has to now take a strong position - an open, vocal, clear position - against terrorism. But more than just take a position. He has to fight against those forces within the Palestinian community that still think there is a role for terrorism. And if he does that, then the United States will be able to support him and he'll find that Israel can be a partner for peace with him as well."

2005-01-11 00:00:00

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