State Department official: June summit will probably not produce a final settlement.
Sec. of State: summit to take place in summer, but location not yet decided on.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said yesterday that preparations were under way for a Middle East conference to take place this summer. According to sources in Washington, the conference will not convene in the U.S., but will probably be based in a European country.
Cabinet to be briefed on proposal today
WASHINGTON - U.S. President George W. Bush will tell Prime Minister Ariel Sharon next week that America wants to see progress on the political front, with substantive negotiations taking place at the same time as security talks about a cease-fire, say sources in Washington.