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Israel's Barak heads to U.S. for meetings

Feb. 23, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak traveled to the United States Tuesday to meet with U.S. and U.N. leaders, the Israeli Defense Ministry said.

In Washington, Barak was to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Pentagon chief Robert Gates, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff leader Adm. Michael Mullen and Middle East special envoy George Mitchell, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Barak also had a meeting scheduled with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, Israeli officials said.

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