Jerusalem, 10 December 2001

PM Sharon: Continuation of General Zinni’s mission in region is of utmost importance
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prioyme Minister Ariel Sharon met on Monday, December 10, 2001 with US Envoy General Anthony Zinni and US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer.

Prime Minister Sharon told General Zinni that he views the continuation of the General’s mission in the region as of the utmost importance, and that Israel will make every effort to assist General Zinni in his mission.

Prime Minister Sharon noted that Arafat has yet to make a strategic decision to abandon the path of terrorism, and that we have still not seen any significant actions to prevent attacks, arrest terrorists and fight terrorism and terrorist infrastructure.