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U.N. Endorses Powell Mideast

By Edith M. Lederer
Associated Press Writer
Thursday, April 4, 2002; 7:44 PM

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council on
Thursday unanimously endorsed the Mideast mission of
Secretary of State Colin Powell and demanded an Israeli
withdrawal from Palestinian cities "without delay."

Diplomats said the council resolution would add weight to
President Bush's effort to end the Mideast crisis.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the international
community to persuade Israel and the Palestinians to draw
back from violence which is threatening the region.

Bush announced Thursday he was sending Powell to the
Mideast next week. He urged Israel to halt its military
incursions and start pulling its troops and tanks out of West
Bank cities it entered in the past week in a search for
Palestinian extremists.

The intesified U.S. mediation effort was announced while
Security Council members were discussing an Arab-backed
resolution demanding an immediate Israeli withdrawal from
Palestinian cities, including Ramallah where Palestinian leader
Yasser Arafat is surrounded by Israeli tanks.

Frustrated over Israel's disregard of a council demand on
Saturday to pull back its forces, Palestinian supporters
demanded a new resolution including the word immediate
which wasn't in Saturday's call for Israel's military withdrawal.

The United States objected to the word "immediate" because
it has been pressing for a cease-fire to come ahead of an
Israeli troop withdrawal, a position supported by Israel.

After Bush announced his new initiative, U.S. Ambassador
John Negroponte proposed new language for the
Arab-backed draft resolution demanding that Israel pull out its
tanks and troops "without delay" and welcoming Powell's
Mideast mission. Arab and non-aligned nations agreed to
those words.

The resolution calls on "both parties to move immediately to a
meaningful cease-fire; calls for the withdrawal of Israeli troops
from Palestinian cities, including Ramallah; and calls upon the
parties to cooperate fully with (U.S.) Special Envoy (Anthony)
Zinni" to work to get a cease-fire and start negotiations for a
political settlement.

It also expressed "grave concern" over the recent Palestinian
suicide bombings in Israel and the attack on Arafat's
headquarters in Ramallah.

The resolution adopted Thursday night demands the
implementation of Saturday's resolution "without delay."

2002 The Associated Press

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