Islamic countries seem more conciliatory

Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Delegates from member States of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), met in closed-door session Tuesday and agreed "not to give the enemies of the Palestinian State any pretext to scuttle the Durban World Conference Against Racism," reliable sources said Wednesday.
PANA learnt that an OIC "small Committee is working on new positions of compromise" after the US and Israeli delegations walked out of the Conference over criticism against Israel.
These include "reducing from 70 to less than 10, the total number of paragraphs dealing with the Middle-East issue, both in the draft final declaration and the draft action plan.
" Intense negotiations have continued on the initiative with the "main parties concerned," the sources added.
A delegate said the IOC, "however, reserves the right to continue to use all the platforms.
to vigorously denounce the effects of the racist.
policies to which political Zionism subjects the Palestinians, particularly in the occupied territories.

05 september 2001 23:46:00

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