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Israel’s Lieberman meets Clinton in Washington

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February 7, 2012 | 5:25 pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the State Department in Washington on Feb. 7. Photo by REUTERS/Larry Downing

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the State Department in Washington on Feb. 7. Photo by REUTERS/Larry Downing

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman reconfirmed his commitment to a two-state solution during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington.

Lieberman, who arrived Monday in Washington for a three-day visit, and Clinton reportedly talked on Tuesday morning about the situation in Syria, recent elections in Egypt and the Israel-Palestinian peace process.

After the meeting Lieberman “thanked [Clinton] for the determined stance of the United States on the Iran issue and said the steps taken in recent weeks send an important message to the entire region.”

Later in the day, Lieberman met with Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

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