Under Secretary Burns: Travel to Middle East
At the request of the President and Secretary Rice, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns visited Israel August 15-17, 2007. He met with Prime Minister Olmert, Foreign Minister Livni, Defense Minister Barak, and other Israeli officials. He signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the new U.S. $30 billion, ten-year military assistance package. He also continued discussions on regional security, including the challenge posed by Iran. Under Secretary Burns then met with Palestinian Authority leaders regarding the development of a political horizon and American humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people.
Remarks by Under Secretary Burns
--08/16/07 Remarks and Press Availability at Signing Ceremony for Memorandum of Understanding on U.S. Military Assistance;
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