Rice-Blair Meeting Is Scrubbed
BERLIN, May 29 -- London not calling.
After we departed Washington and spoke to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice abut her trip, a few eyebrows were raised when she failed to mention her planned London stop during this week's European tour. The overnight London visit had been added at the last minute, apparently so she could have one last chat with outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Sure enough, after the trip briefing, aides came back to tell reporters that the London stop was being dropped, so Rice would fly straight home after her meetings in Madrid. "Scheduling issues" were apparently the problem. It wasn't clear who had the tight schedule, but returning to Washington Friday night rather than Saturday afternoon will give the busy Secretary a full weekend free. She departs for Panama early Monday morning.
-- Glenn Kessler
In Wednesday's Post: Rice Cautions Israel on Syria.
By washingtonpost.com Editors |
May 30, 2007; 7:43 AM ET
Rice in Europe, May 2007
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