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Rice Meets Egypt's Mubarak


U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is on a tour of the Middle East, met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Wednesday.

Rice and Mr. Mubarak were to discuss the aftermath of the militant group Hamas's victory in the Palestinian elections. She also met with Egyptian democracy activists Wednesday. Few details were given about those meetings.

Rice's Middle East tour is aimed at convincing Arab governments to take a stance against a Hamas-led Palestinian government.

Her next stop will be Saudi Arabia and then she will wrap up her tour in the United Arab Emirates.

On Tuesday, Rice met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit in Cairo.

During their meeting, Rice said Hamas must choose between terrorism and politics if it wants to successfully lead a Palestinian government.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.
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