Obama says will engage immediately on Mideast deal

Obama said once he takes office he will "engage immediately" in the situation in the Middle East.

Obama says will engage immediately on Mideast deal

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, who has avoided commenting on foreign policy matters, said on Wednesday once he takes office he will "engage immediately" in the situation in the Middle East.

Obama, who takes office on Jan. 20, repeated that he was "deeply concerned" about the situation in Gaza but said he it would be imprudent of him to send any signals that his incoming administration is running foreign policy.

"I am doing everything that we have to do to make sure that the day that I take office we are prepared to engage immediately in trying to deal with the situation there," he told a news conference. "Not only the short term situation but building a process whereby we can achieve a more lasting peace in the region."

Reuters
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