U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is extending her trip to the
Middle East by one day to discuss ways to revive the stalled Middle
East peace process.
Clinton traveled from Morocco to Egypt Tuesday, with plans to meet
Egypt's Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and Intelligence Chief,
Omar Suleiman, upon her arrival. She is due to meet with Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo Wednesday.
Aboul Gheit said he wants Clinton to clarify Washington's stance on the
resumption of peace talks while Israel continues settlement activity.
Earlier Tuesday, Clinton again tried to address Arab complaints about
her praise for an Israeli offer to limit Jewish settlements.
Speaking in Marrakech, she said the Obama administration remains
committed to a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians.
Last week, Clinton hailed what she called Israel's "unprecedented"
concessions to restrict settlement growth in an effort to restart peace
Those comments drew criticism from Palestinian leaders.