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Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010 7:23 PM (EST+7)
Amr Moussa: Talks being held on UN-led peace process

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RAMALLAH, November 2 (JMCC) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Arab League nations are considering bringing the Middle East Peace talks directly to the United Nations, Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said in an interview with Fox News Radio.

Moussa said that the League will give the US a chance to break the current stalemate in negotiations, but that he sees no reason why the peace process should not be led by the UN.

The secretary general told Fox News, This is year 20 of the peace process that started in Madrid in 1991. So after 20 years we have seen everything. We have seen a lot of promises and a lot of commitments oral and otherwise. We find that we cannot continue along the same path, building our position on whatever promises are coming from whatever direction.

He stressed that, What we need is a serious commitment, a serious process, a time frame and no changes should be allowed within the occupied territories, which is the subject of the negotiations.
Stressing that current efforts for peace have failed, Moussa said:

One of the most important alternatives is to get back to the United Nations. Back in 1991, after Madrid we were told that the best way was to have an honest broker that would help bring the two parties together with suggestions, with proposals, with maps with advice, to help the two parties move on. This did not happen. So why not think of bringing back the file to the United Nations?

Read more at the Jerusalem Post






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