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Arab League ministerial council denouces Israel

Under the chairmanship of Prince Saud Al-Faisal, the foreign minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the foreign ministers of the League of Arab States today concluded their two-day 108th session by expressing rejection and denunciation of Israel's intransigent policies, which they hold responsible for the derailment of the peace process, and reaffirmed their adherence to a fair, just and comprehensive peace in the region.  They also welcomed the outcome of the recent visit of the U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and the recent positive statements from the European Union.