We have had an ongoing discussion on this, as well as other issues, with Israel , ... It's a close friend and I'm not going to get into the content of those diplomatic exchanges.

If it is next week, we will be prepared and ready to roll up our sleeves and work to make progress in these discussions.

Successful implementation of the agreement will require a steadfast commitment to peace by all parties.

They had a good meeting.

The criterion is what are the needs and how best can we meet the needs that exist out there?

I think what we do is we accept these offers in the spirit in which they are given.

And if the best way to meet those needs that exist is from international offers of assistance, we have gratefully accepted many, many offers from around the world, and I expect that to continue.

It's a terrible tragedy for the people of Indonesia, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims, and we wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured.

In terms of the date, we would hope to return at the earliest possible moment. If that date is next week, we are prepared to return next week to the six-party talks.