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Posted: 1/27/2002 11:54:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2002 11:56:21 AM EDT by 9divdoc]
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Link Posted: 1/27/2002 12:21:13 PM EDT
From the interview: Although Cheney said he wasn't sure whether Arafat went to Iran first or vice versa, the vice president asserted, "I know where he acquired the weapons. He did acquire the weapons from Iran." "The really disturbing part of this, of course, is that there are a lot of places he could go in the Arab world if he were looking for support and sustenance or for help in moving the peace process forward," Cheney told Fox News Sunday. "Clearly, he hasn't done that. What he's done is gone to a terrorist organization, Hezbollah, and a state that supports and promotes terrorism, that's dedicated to ending the peace process, Iran, and done business with them," he said. Cheney also raised questions about Arafat's knowledge of a boatload of weapons from Iran that was seized earlier this month by Israeli commandos. "Arafat has not acknowledged responsibility, but based on the intelligence we've seen, the people that were involved were so close to him it's hard to believe that he wasn't involved," Cheney said. "The latest example of the escalating violence in the Middle East, much of it prompted by Palestinian suicide bombers, raises serious questions whether Mr. Arafat is in fact really interested in moving forward with the peace process," Cheney said. "Arafat must take the first step to prove he is making an effort to quell the violence and bring peace to the region," he added. "He must aggressively rout out the infrastructure of the terrorist organizations in Palestine and arrest those known to plan or support such acts," he said. "Arafat must do everything he could, make a 100 percent good-faith effort to put an end to terrorism. So far he hasn't done that." Eric The(Realistic)Hun[>]:)]
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