Arabs "Heartened" after Meeting with Bush

(Washington Post) Karen DeYoung and Glenn Kessler - "We came out very encouraged," Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher said after he and his counterparts from Saudi Arabia and Egypt left the 30-minute White House meeting. "He couldn't have been more forthcoming." Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Faisal said that Bush told them he believes in parallel movement on three fronts - security, political and economic. "We were very pleased and very heartened that he laid equal responsibilities on both sides," Faisal said. The Arabs came away convinced the president is prepared to push for Israeli withdrawal.

2002-07-19 00:00:00

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