Albright Pushes for Satisfactory Solution on Jerusalem
The issue of Jerusalem's status should be settled "in a way that is satisfying to those who have an interest" but no one should expect to be completely satisfied, Secretary of State Madeline Albright said Thursday.
"I don't think that this should be an issue of Arabs versus the rest of the world," Albright told reporters after a meeting with her Spanish counterpart, Josep Pique.
The top US diplomat said the issue "has to be resolved in a way that is satisfying to those who have an interest" including the Vatican, where she addressed the issue this week on a stop in Rome.
"It very important that people understand that there is no way that both sides can get a 100 percent of what they want" she stressed.
Albright said she was following "as closely as I can" statements by Palestinian President Yasser Arafat following the latest Camp David summit.
"We are assessing and reflecting on the results of Camp David" said Albright, underscoring the importance of the trip to the region by US deputy secretary of state for the Middle East, Edward Walker – WASHINGTON (AFP)
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