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Egyptians Question Powell on Mideast Reform

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, in an unusual meeting on Wednesday with a small group of Egyptian civic group leaders and other activists, was told that American backing for political reform in the region would only truly gain momentum if Washington pushed for a fair settlement to the Israeli-Arab dispute. Mr. Powell, who left Egypt for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday and was expected to continue on to Kuwait on Thursday, is visiting the region for talks on a broad range of issues, including the proposed Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, the stability of Iraq, fighting terrorism, and possible sanctions against Sudan, as well as political change in the Arab world.Full Story

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