Briefing by Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell on His Recent Travel to the Region and Efforts Toward Achieving A Comprehensive Peace
Special Envoy Mitchell (June 16):
"I have made four trips to the region, including several visits to Israel and to over a dozen Arab countries. Our focus right now is to create the context for the resumption and early conclusion of meaningful negotiations. To help achieve this, we’re asking all parties to take meaningful steps. Israelis and Palestinians have a responsibility to meet their obligations under the Roadmap, to which they committed in 2003. It’s not just their responsibility. We believe it’s in their interests as well." -Full Text


Secretary Clinton Welcomes Middle East Democracy Activists
Date: 06/08/2009 Location: Washington, DC Description: Secretary Clinton meets with visiting Middle East democracy activists. © State Dept Image
Secretary Clinton (June 8): "[W]e have a number of very important issues that we wish to work with people across the world and particularly with Muslims across the world. And among those are democracy and human rights that are really at the core of self-expression and personal freedom and potential." -Full Text



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