Livni meets US envoys Welch and Abrams

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met on Thursday with United States envoys David Welch and Elliot Abrams to discuss the situation in the Palestinian Authority following the inauguration of the Hamas-led government on Wednesday. The three concluded that their countries would maintain the isolation of the PA, refraining from making contact with their representatives. At the same time, the participants in the meeting noted that a clear distinction must be made between the terrorist group leading the PA, and the Palestinians humanitarian needs. Welch and Abrams were also scheduled to meet the Prime Minister Senior Advisor Dov Weisglass, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, and possibly Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.