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Middle East / Peace Process / Israel-Syria Talks / Albright Interview #429005

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 08, 1999
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Agreement by Israel and Syria to resume Middle East peace talks after three years featured; details given of the broad outline of the agreement. [President CLINTON - says the road ahead will be arduous.] Why these negotiations will take place now discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff, Bernard Shaw) Interview held with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the Israeli-Syria talks. [ALBRIGHT - outlines the four subjects of the peace talks; describes the sense that the historical moment needs to be seized; says she believes Israeli can negotiate on peace tracks with both Syria and the Palestinians; says Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat is committed to trying to reach a goal by February 13; comments on the China-Taiwan, the Cuban refugee and Russia's offensive in Chechnya issues.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy

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