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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;

Signing ceremony and press conference on the MOU on Security Assistance in Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem Aug. 16, 2007–08–16 
Signing ceremony on the MOU on Security Assistance in Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem

Under Secretary Burns meet with Aharon Abramovitch DG of  Ministry of Foreign Affairs ,on his left, and Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanly Fischer ,on his right, before the meeting on the MOU on Se
Under Secretary Burns Meeting in Jerusalem
Under Secretary Burns meet with Israeli Finance Minister Ronnie Bar On at his office in Jerusalem Aug. 15, 2007–08–16. Photo Credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv Israel
Under Secretary Burns meets with Israeli Finance Minister Ronnie Bar On at his office in Jerusalem
Under Secretary Burns meet with Minister of Defense Ehud Barak in his office in Tel Aviv, Aug. 16, 2007. Photo Credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv Israel
Under Secretary Burns meets with Minister of Defense Ehud Barak in his office in Tel Aviv

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