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Monday, August 10, 2009

Reports of Obama 'peace plan' premature

Reports that suggest that President Obama could present a 'peace plan' for the Middle East as soon as September are 'premature' according to the London-based Arabic paper al-Hayat.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak may have been quick to announce that US President Barack Obama is days away from announcing a new plan for comprehensive peace in the Middle East, but not all in the US administration seem to share the enthusiasm.

According to a Saturday report in the London-based Arabic-language newspaper al-Hayat, speculations about a nearing peace summit are premature.

The newspaper quotes US sources as saying that at this time, the White House wants to focus on three aspects: Having Israel halt settlement expansion, seeing the Palestinian Authority advance security issues and ensuring some overtures by the Arab nations, ahead normalizing their relations with Israel.

According to the sources, US special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell has reported a breakthrough after his last visit to the region, adding that the administration has reason to be "cautiously optimistic" as to the prospects of reigniting bilateral negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Nevertheless, the sources stipulated that all three conditions must materialize if any further progress is to be made.
Gee, I wonder what's taking so long.


At 10:00 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The White House is putting a brave face on a bleak situation. No one wants it and that's why its "premature," Actually, its dead but the obvious won't become apparent for awhile.



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