US President-elect Barack Obama said Monday was deeply concerned by the fighting in the Gaza Strip, while stressing he would not intervene in "delicate negotiations" carried out by 'outgoing administration.
"Obviously, international affairs are of deep concern. With the situation in Gaza, I've been getting briefed every day. I've had consistent conversations with members of the current administration about what's taking place. That will continue. I will continue to insist that when it comes to foreign affairs, it is particularly important to adhere to the principle of one president at a time, because there are delicate negotiations taking place right now and we can't have two voices coming out of the United States when you have so much at stake," he said" (Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington and AFP)