Saudis Criticize Bush on Palestinian State Remarks

(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia criticized President Bush Monday for casting doubt on a 2005 target for Palestinian statehood. A statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency after a cabinet meeting said: "The [Saudi] cabinet expressed the hope that such statements will not lead to the obstruction of the road map, and most importantly its timetable for the withdrawal of Israeli troops." Bush's comments "serve the Israeli demands and practices which are devoted to shattering the principles of the peace process," it said.

2004-05-10 00:00:00

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