Obama reaches out to Muslim world

| 04/06/2009

(BBC): President Barack Obama has said the "cycle of suspicion and discord" between the United States and the Muslim world must end. In a keynote speech in Cairo, Mr Obama called for a "new beginning" in ties. He admitted there had been "years of distrust" and said both sides needed to make a "sustained effort… to respect one another and seek common ground". Mr Obama said the US bond with Israel was unbreakable but described the Palestinians’ plight as "intolerable". The president made a number of references to the Koran and called on all faiths to live together in peace. He received a standing ovation at the end of his speech at Cairo University.


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