Powell Talks Focus on Iraq, Palestinian Elections

Secretary of State Colin Powell, left, shakes hands with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Sharaa.

Secretary of State Colin Powell, left, shakes hands with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Sharaa before their talks at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt on Nov. 23. hide caption

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In Egypt Secretary of State Colin Powell meets with foreign ministers from the Middle East and Europe. Powell says he had "rather direct" talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Sharaa about the need to secure Syria's border with Iraq.

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