FM Livni concludes US trip with Bush meeting

Thursday, February 09, 2006 | 
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni will conclude her trip to Washington when she meets with US President George W. Bush. Bush was expected to reiterate what Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice already told Livni, that the US would not be in favor of Israel making further withdrawals from the West Bank. In her joint press conference with Rice, Livni warned the international community that Hamas is both a political and a military wing, which would eventually turn into a terrorist entity. Rice’s response advocated support for Israel and reiterated demands for Hamas to recognize Israel.

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