US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, arrived in Cairo on Tuesday evening for a short visit aiming ath holding talks with the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak. Her talks would focus on the stalled Middle East Peace Process. She is also expected to hold a meeting with Egypt’s Security Chief, Foreign Minister Ahmad Abu Al Gheit.
Last Saturday, Clinton held a meeting with the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, in Abu Dhabi, and then travelled to Israel.
On Sunday, Clinton held talks Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, and Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman.
The United States did not offer any new position that could advance the peace process, and continued to cave to Israeli preconditions and demands regarding Israel’s ongoing settlement activities.
On Monday, Arab League Secretary-general, Amro Mousa, stated that the Arab states are disappointed by the American stance.
Mousa said that the lack of a real American stance rejecting the illegal settlement activities is encouraging Israel to continue its violations.