PA Offers Powell New Proposals

(Washington Post) - Palestinian Minister Nabil Shaath presented Secretary of State Powell with a written outline of a peace proposal that closely follows the lines of a Saudi Arabian initiative, while incorporating elements of discussions conducted at the end of the Clinton administration. An Israeli official dismissed the Palestinian plan and voiced confidence that President Bush's forthcoming statement on the Middle East would concentrate on the need for Palestinian governmental and security reforms before any final status discussions.

2002-06-18 00:00:00

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