The US is ready to give technical aid to help Egypt stop arms smuggling into Hamas-run Gaza, but Cairo must improve border patrol efforts, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday.
"We think that Egypt has to do more. Those tunnels need to be dealt with," Rice said, adding that a US Army Corps of Engineers team had studied the problem and talked to Egyptian security personnel about it. "The Egyptians have said that they want some, perhaps, technical help. We're prepared obviously, to give that, but it's also - you know, the will to do it is very important here," Rice said. (Reuters)