"Well, Britain gave its support, but I did not see anything in return. I'm not sure it is in the nature of our American friends at the moment to return favors systematically."
JACQUES CHIRAC, President of France, on the war in Iraq

"From the bottom of our hearts, we are sorry."
EHUD OLMERT, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister, apologizing to Egypt after tank soldiers on the border in Gaza shot and killed three Egyptian policeman they mistook for Palestinian militants

"Our government is also committed to unconditional dialogue with anyone and everyone in the...

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