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Friday, December 12, 2008

Carter hopes for early
Obama peace push in Mideast
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Friday he hoped President-elect Barack Obama would quickly engage in Middle East peace talks when he takes office.
Carter, president from 1977 to 1981, said Obama had told him he would "begin this effort early in his term."
"The United States for the last eight years has been basically aloof from negotiations," Carter said in an address at the American University of Beirut. "My hope is we will see a new movement toward a comprehensive peace in this region." Read on..

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