FM Shimon Peres Reaction to the UN Security Council Resolution

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
March 13, 2002

Israel welcomes the efforts of the United States to include within today’s Security Council resolution a clause calling for the immediate cessation of terrorism and incitement.

Israel is a party to the desire to achieve an immediate ceasefire through an implementation of the Mitchell and Tenet plans, this in order to pave the way toward a renewal of the peace process and a return to the negotiating table.

Israel will make every effort to promote the success of the upcoming mission of Gen. Anthony Zinni, who is expected to arrive in the region tomorrow.