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Rice completes talks with Abbas ahead of three-way talks

Published 18/02/2007

The US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has held talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Ms Rice has now gone to a separate meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

All three will meet jointly tomorrow.

Mr Olmert has said that he and the US have agreed to shun any new Palestinian government that doesn't recodnise the Israeli state and renounce violence.

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