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Middle East / Rumsfeld Visit / Arafat's Reforms / Karon Interview #703143

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Jun 09, 2002
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's visit to Kuwait as part of his Middle East and Persian Gulf tour reported; scenes shown.

(White House: Kelly Wallace) Palestinian Authority leader Yasir Arafat's plans to reorganize his cabinet and institute other reforms reported; details given of the efforts to restart peace talks in spite of Israel's refusal to negotiate before the violence ends. [White House Chief of Staff Andrew CARD - says a lot of things must happen to get Israel back into peace talks.] [Egyptian President Hosni MUBARAK - defends giving Arafat another chance.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN - says an outline for peace is needed.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) President Bush's Monday meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Washington previewed. [In interview held with, Tony KARON - says the US adopted a multiple-track policy concerning the Middle East crisis; describes differences between the Israeli and Arab positions; asks what a Palestinian state would look like; says moderate Arabs oppose efforts to get rid of Arafat.]

Lin, Carol;
Wallace, Kelly

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