CIA chief to meet with Israeli, Egyptian, Qatari officials in Cairo: Axios

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CIA Director Bill Burns is set to embark on a crucial diplomatic mission to Cairo this weekend, aiming to tackle the ongoing hostage crisis involving Hamas in Gaza, Axios reports citing two sources with direct knowledge on the issue.

According to Axios, Burns will engage in talks with top officials, including Mossad’s chief and representatives from Qatar and Egypt, in an effort to secure the release of the hostages.

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The meeting gained significance against the backdrop of US President Joe Biden’s recent call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, urging him to expedite efforts to bring the hostages home. Biden’s insistence underscored the perceived need for increased urgency in resolving the crisis.

Burns is anticipated to hold discussions with Mossad director David Barnea, Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani, and Egyptian spy chief Abbas Kamel, Axios added. These engagements signal a coordinated regional approach to address the complex hostage situation.

According to Axios, a US official emphasized Biden’s stance, highlighting the necessity of a ceasefire as part of any hostage resolution, with an immediate implementation imperative.

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