Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Olmert & Bush hold hands in War on Terror

The President of Israel, Ehud Olmert, and the President of the United States of America, George W Bush, have made clear their alliance in an address at the White House. Speaking in Washington, President Ehud Olmert said there were great difficulties in finding a peaceful resolution to the troubles in the Middle East. “Unfortunately Hamas, who refuse to recognise the right of Israel to exist, will not abandon terrorist activities. We cannot negotiate with such a party…and if they do not abandon terrorism we must try a different route,” Olmert said. He reiterated his stance during a question and answer session. He said he wanted “serious talks” with Mahmoud Abbas, but with the proviso that Hamas disarmed, renounced terrorism and recognised the right of Israel to exist. George Bush iterated his support for Israel and said that should Israel be attacked, the United States would come to their aid. Both leaders made their concerns as to Iran’s nuclear policy with President Bush stating that he would prefer a “diplomatic solution”. He spoke of some countries lack of cohesive support, particularly Russia and Germany, adding: “We’re on the cusp of going to the UN Security Council, but I’d obviously like to solve the issue peacefully, but as more countries are seeing that Iran are not working in good faith, they are coming together”.
As they finished talking, a new tape of Usama bin Laden surfaced, CNN reported. In it he stated that Zacarias Moussaoui did not have any part in the 9/11 terror attacks. Moussaoui, often referred to as the 20th hijacker, was recently convicted in the US and sentenced to life imprisonment. Posted by Picasa

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