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ISRAEL - JORDAN discuss Ashdod-Eilat-Aqaba railwa
July 28, 2010 - Israel has begun to build a valley train from Haifa to the Jordan Valley thru Jerusalem. Israel wants to connect to Jordan with a network of roads and trains. PM Benjamin Netanyahu said his secret meeting with Jordan King Abdullah was very good. He said ideas for cooperation in the field of transportation were raised in the meeting, and added that the Jordanian king has no reason to object to a railroad track that links Eilat (southern Israel), Aqaba (Egypt) and Ashdod (west of Jerusalem on Mediterranean).
King Abdullah said Jordan is also building a train to the same area, lets connect.
The 2 men spoke of the southern railroad track between Eilat and Ashdod, and Bibi added the line shouldnt be an Eilat-Aqaba-Ashdod line.
Bibi told Abdullah Israel does not want to repeat what happened when Israel withdrew from Lebanon in 1982, or what happened in
Gaza after Israel gave it to the terrorists in 2005, and a southern Iranian enclave was created with increasing armament.
Netanyahu said that Israel must preserve its ability to defend itself in the frame of the new conditions to be created in the region.
UN envoy and Kurdistan leadership hope for new Iraqi government soon
May. 2010 Erbil - Kurdistan, Iraq KRP.org Kurd press
President Masoud Barzani and Prime Minister Salih met UN Special Envoy to Iraq Mr Ad Melkert to discuss the ongoing negotiations to form Iraq next government.
Melkert, the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative to Iraq, described as very positive and encouraging the position that the Kurdistan Region has taken on the election results. He said that the UN would continue to assist Iraqis to reach common understanding and resolve their issues
Thanking the UN for its assistance to all Iraqis, President Barzani said the election was generally successful and all sides should redouble their efforts to speed up the government formation process.
Melkert commended the role of the Kurdistan Regional Government in ensuring a safe and stable environment during the elections.
Prime Minister Salih in a separate meeting with Melkert said that he hopes for a new Iraqi government representing all the country's constituents.
They agreed that the parliamentary election was a success because it expressed the will of the Iraqi people.
The Prime Minister said that the Kurds support Iraq's political process and want to safeguard Kurdistan's constitutional rights by being active participants in the federal government.
The Kurds are willing to be in a coalition with all political parties that believe in a democratic and constitutional life for Iraqis and in Kurdish national rights.
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