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Sharon Mulls 'Unilateral' Steps for Peace

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he is considering taking unilateral steps to ease tensions with the Palestinians as Islamic militant groups agreed to attend talks in Cairo aimed at ending attacks on Israelis. Both moves could be vital steps toward unfreezing talks on the U.S.-backed “road map” peace plan, which envisions a Palestinian state in 2005. The road map, which Sharon’s government accepted with reservations, has been stalled for months amid renewed violence. “We are committed to the road map, as it was accepted by the government, and the agreements between us and the Americans,” Sharon said Thursday. “Additionally, I don’t rule out unilateral steps.” Full Story

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