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Russia, U.S. Discuss Israeli Raid On Palestinian Prison


http://gdb.rferl.org/57ecbee0-6f28-4fb1-ada7-0ede72bff5c3_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/57ecbee0-6f28-4fb1-ada7-0ede72bff5c3_mw800_mh600.jpg U.S. Secretary Rice agreed with Russia that Israel and the Palestinians must show restraint (file photo) (RFE/RL) March 15, 2006 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked over the telephone today about the Israeli raid on a Palestinian-run prison in the West Bank.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that officials agreed on the "need to see the Palestinians and the Israelis show restraint." They also agreed that the so-called Quartet of international mediators should make an "additional effort" to ease tensions.


Earlier today Moscow had expressed its "profound concern" over the Israeli raid on the Jericho prison.


(AFP)

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