We expect all political parties to work through any future phases of this process, including the formation of a new government, in a peaceful, transparent and democratic manner.
We'd seek a little clarity from the government of Qatar as to exactly what their intentions are, to whom they actually intend to give this money and under what circumstances.
We believe Iran and Iraq should have the kinds of good relations that most neighbors enjoy, that those relations be governed by mutual respect and transparency, ... So we would expect nothing less from Iran with respect to Iraq. I think that you have heard the same from the Iraqis as well.
I think there are certain contradictions in the idea of Sudan holding the chair of the AU while there is an AU mission in Sudan designed to help protect Sudanese citizens in part from the government of Sudan.
The Treasury Department's very careful in going through, accumulating and analyzing this evidence in coordination with other parts of the U.S. government.
The intent of this trip is not to have a contact in the context of this academic conference with a representative of the North Korean government.
I think you have heard the same from the Iraqis as well. They have had exchanges of visits with the Iranian government.
We are willing, as a government, in the interests of diplomacy, to try to find a diplomatic solution to this issue, ... And we hope that the Iranians do come back in a serious way to negotiate.
We are willing, as a government, in the interests of diplomacy, to try to find a diplomatic solution to this issue. And we hope that the Iranians do come back in a serious way to negotiate.
We certainly stand prepared to work with a Palestinian government that is committed to achieving the two-state solution through peaceful means, across the bargaining table, across the negotiating table, not at the point of a gun.
Assistant Secretary Hill reiterated in private what we have said in public about this issue, that they're separate and that we would hope the North Korean government would return without preconditions to the six-party talks.
This is not just some random act where a group of people got together. This was organized. The government was aware of it. So, certainly, there was some government involvement in this.
I think the Haitian people are trying to turn a new page in their history. That's what we, the US, as well as other countries working with Haiti, are trying to help them do.
In terms of the date, we would hope to return at the earliest possible moment. If that date is next week, we are prepared to return next week to the six-party talks.
We are unwilling to turn a humanitarian mission into a political dialogue on issues not related to providing relief to the Cuban victims of Hurricane Wilma.
We think it is important that Pakistan and Afghanistan take up this idea.
The secretary asked them to reconsider the total ban on beef imports.
At this point we have sought some clarification from the Russians as to what exactly their intentions are, what their plans are.
And if the best way to meet those needs that exist is from international offers of assistance, we have gratefully accepted many, many offers from around the world, and I expect that to continue.
They consulted on the ongoing diplomatic process concerning referral of Iran to the U.N. Security Council for its continuing violations of its international obligations.
We will track him down. We will find him. And we will bring him to justice in the United States for what he's done. We are going to continue to be concerned at a diplomatic level.
Secretary Rice is getting together with the South Korean foreign minister late this afternoon. I believe the meeting happens around 600,
On the Palestinian side, that responsibility is to act to stop any terrorism, to act to dismantle terrorist networks.
We are not to that point right now (of opening up an embassy) but as you have a changed relationship you can imagine different levels of representation some time down the road.
Multilateral diplomacy takes some time.