The Canadian Press

2000-04-12 | Chretien-Mideast

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Jean Chretien said Canada had made no deals with Israel to take Palestinian refugees from south Lebanon. Several reports, quoting Israeli government officials, said Chretien agreed to accept 15-thousand refugees when he met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. But Chretien said the reports were false. (Canada chaired the United Nations working committee on refugees, and therefore had to remain neutral on the question of refugees. The Palestinians refused to agree to the dispersion of any refugees from the Middle East as part of their peace negotiations with Israel.)

Date: 2000-04-12
Placeline: Cairo, Egypt
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 51 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << for me there is no agreement made by anybody on the problem of refugees or a certain number of refugees the problem of refugees come out to have a discussion I have with everybody because Canada is the head of the committee on the, refugees, and, peace protests and so this is, coming once Noah at every meeting we mentioned a few cheese but that is, knoll commitment with the any ad people about the number of refugees and, off court say Canada is known as a country that welcome refugees and the and the in the even the governor general of Canada is a former refugee so it's part of our tradition but this statement that we made a formal agreement with with anybody it's not too >>

Clip ID: 20000412CNCP01