Jerusalem, 8 March 2002

PM Sharon responds to US President Bush’s remarks
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Bureau late Thursday evening March 7, 2002, issued the following statement in response to US President George Bush’s remarks:

"Prime Minister Sharon welcomes the initiative of President Bush, who proposed dispatching General Anthony Zinni to the region with the goal of bringing about the implementation of the Tenet plan which is designed to lead to a cessation of violence and to calm. Prime Minister Sharon values and appreciates the work of General Zinni and the efforts he has made in halting the violence, terror and incitement."