Zinni Gives Up On Arafat

American mediator Gen. Anthony Zinni, who met with Yasser Arafat yesterday, said about him, \"I have never encountered such lack of trustworthiness in my life.\" He further said that it was a \"waste of time to try to reach a serious agreement with Arafat.\"

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American mediator Gen. Anthony Zinni, who met with Yasser Arafat yesterday, said about him, \"I have never encountered such lack of trustworthiness in my life.\" He said it was a \"waste of time to try to reach a serious agreement with Arafat,\" and will concentrate on talking with other top figures in the PA - probably a reference to Muhammad Dahlan, Jibril Rajoub, and others.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon breakfasted today with the European Union\'s Javier Solana, expressing his satisfaction with the EU\'s call for the dismantling of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The EU\'s statement of yesterday also called upon Israel to freeze settlement activity in Judea and Samaria. Sharon said that Israel is anxious to fulfill another EU request by easing some restrictions upon the Palestinian population, but \"the unceasing terrorism makes this difficult.\"





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