Monday, April 26, 2004

U.N. envoy: Israel policy is 'poison': "U.N. special envoy to Iraq Lakhdar Brahimi said again Saturday that Israeli policy in the region was 'poison.' His remarks in Paris came after U.N. Secretary Kofi Annan insisted the description was Brahimi's personal position. Brahimi said following a meeting with French President Jacques Chirac that, 'Israeli policy in the region is like poison and this is fact, not an opinion. It is the feeling of everyone in the region and beyond.' The U.N. envoy made similar comments to French Radio last week, in which he said the Arabs saw Israel as 'poisoning' the region by repressing the Palestinians and blasted the United States for its support of Israel."

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