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Obama rejects 'natural growth' exceptions to settlement halt, Clinton says

Latest update : 2009-05-28

US President Barack Obama made it clear in talks last week with the Israeli premier that he will not support "natural growth exceptions" to his call for an end to West Bank settlements, said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

AFP - US President Barack Obama has made it very clear to Israel that he wants no "natural growth exceptions" to his call for a freeze in West Bank settlements, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.
   
"He wants to see a stop to settlements: not some settlements, not some outposts, not natural growth exceptions," Clinton told reporters. She said Obama made the point clear during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit.

Date created : 2009-05-27

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