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U.S., Italy to discuss CIA kidnapping case

Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Friday the U.S. ambassador expressed Washington’s “full and total” respect for Italian sovereignty at a meeting about the kidnapping of a radical Egyptian cleric that has resulted in an arrest warrant for 13 purported CIA operatives. Ambassador Mel Sembler spent about an hour in Berlusconi’s office after having been summoned there a day earlier. Afterward, Berlusconi issued a statement saying he had expressed the “indispensable need” for the United States to “fully respect Italian sovereignty.” Full Story

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