December 27, 2008 / 6:06 PM / in 11 years

Bush speaks with Rice on Middle East situation

CRAWFORD, Texas, Dec 27 (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush discussed the Middle East situation with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday, the White House said.

Bush, who is on vacation at his Texas ranch, was briefed on the Israeli air strikes on Gaza by his national security adviser Stephen Hadley and spoke by telephone with Rice, White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.

He did not provide any other details of those conversations. (Reporting by Tabassum Zakaria; editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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