Arafat Says Barak Lacks will for Comprehensive Peace
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat said Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak lacked the will for "a just and comprehensive settlement to achieve peace."
Speaking here following a meeting of more than three hours with US President Bill Clinton, Arafat said, "I just had very fruitful discussions. I have the deepest appreciation for the tireless efforts of President Clinton to ensure that the peace process goes forward. Our talks were important ones."
However, he described as "an insult" a recent Israeli offer "to release only three (Palestinian) prisoners."
"Barak until now doesn't have the will to reach a just and comprehensive settlement to achieve peace in the region," Arafat said, adding that "he Palestinian track is the main track of the peace process." -- WASHINGTON (AFP)
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