I look forward to our discussions, and the discussions with Secretary of State Clinton, to try to re-launch the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians as soon as possible.

 Statements by PM Netanyahu and Senator Mitchell at start of meeting

 

PM Netanyahu meets with US Special Envoy Senator Mitchell in Jerusalem (Photo: GPO)

PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Very good to see you again Senator Mitchell and I look forward to our discussions, and the discussions with Secretary of State Clinton, to try to re-launch the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians as soon as possible. I also wanted to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the president’s ongoing efforts to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear military capability. I think that the proposal that the president made in Geneva to have Iran withdraw its enriched uranium, or a good portion of it, outside Iran is a positive first step in that direction, and I support and appreciate the president’s ongoing effort to unite the international community to address the challenge of Iran’s attempts to become a nuclear military power.
 
US Senator George Mitchell: Mr. Prime Minister thank you very much for your comments. As always I look forward to our discussions to achieve our common objective of a comprehensive peace in the region and I appreciate again your courtesy in seeing me as you often have in the past.