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Clinton vows Mideast peace effort


Source: | 01-14-2009 09:42

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U.S. Secretary of State nominee Hillary Clinton told lawmakers on Tuesday that the Obama administration would spare no effort to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Secretary of State-designate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., listens to a question as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Secretary of State-designate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton,
D-N.Y., listens to a question as she testifies on Capitol
Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, during her 
confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Speaking at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Clinton said she understands Israel's desire to defend itself from Hamas rockets and feels pained by the suffering of both Palestinian and Israeli civilians.

Clinton pledged that the Obama administration would never give up on the peace process. Clinton also said that the US must effectively challenge Iran to stop its nuclear weapons program.

The former first lady and senator appears headed for easy confirmation encountering no strong challenges to her basic vision for foreign policy.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei