Rice: Iran Did Not Offer to Recognize Israel The House Foreign Affairs Committee questioned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about the administration's unwillingness to hold direct talks with Iran. She defended that policy and denied knowledge of a document that raised the possibility of Iranian recognition of Israel.
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Rice: Iran Did Not Offer to Recognize Israel

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Rice: Iran Did Not Offer to Recognize Israel

Rice: Iran Did Not Offer to Recognize Israel

Rice: Iran Did Not Offer to Recognize Israel

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The House Foreign Affairs Committee questioned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about the administration's unwillingness to hold direct talks with Iran.

She told the committee, "I think I would have noticed if the Iranians had said, 'We're ready to recognize Israel.' And Congressman, I just don't remember ever seeing any such thing."

But a 2003 fax from Iran, which sought direct talks, said negotiations could include the issues of Iran's financial support for Hamas and the potential for Iran to support a two-state solution in Israel.

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