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Middle East Digest - October 8, 2010

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October 8, 2010


The Middle East Digest provides text and audio from the Daily Press Briefing.  For the full briefings, please visit daily press briefings. From the Daily Press Briefing of October 8, 2010

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1:22 p.m. EDT

QUESTION: And then the Arab League has begun meeting. Have you seen the comments by Amr Moussa?

MR. TONER: Right. Comments are going to keep coming out over the next couple of days. We’ll obviously need to review the official statement that comes at the conclusion of the weekend before we can really comment on what was said. But as I said yesterday, our fundamental goal remains the same and we look to this meeting to support ongoing direct negotiations.

Go ahead, Samir.

QUESTION: An Arab diplomat said to the French news agency that the Arab League committee is going to provide, like,one month to the Administration here to give a chance to continue its efforts.

MR. TONER: Again, I’ve seen similar press reports, but I think we’re going to wait until the meeting runs its course and they come with a definitive statement at the end.

QUESTION: Thank you.

MR. TONER: Thank you, guys.

(The briefing was concluded at 1:35 p.m.)


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