Bush Administration Faults Arafat

(Washington Post/AP) - The White House questioned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's relevance to the Middle East peace process Wednesday after the latest suicide bombing in Israel. U.S. diplomats are hoping to find new Palestinian leaders willing to curb terrorism, officials said. "In the president's eyes, Yasser Arafat has never played a role of someone who can be trusted or who was effective," said presidential press secretary Ari Fleischer.

2002-06-06 00:00:00

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