RAMALLAH, Feb 9 (JMCC) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a trip to the Middle East with the goal of addressing the stalled Palestinian-Israeli peace process.
Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin urged the Security Council on Tuesday to make the trip, which wouild be the first trip to the Middle East in over three decades.
Russia is one of five permanent Security Council members, along with the United States, Britain, China and France, and is also part of the Quartet of Middle East peacemakers, which includes the US., the UN. and the European Union.
“We are making this proposal now because we are concerned about the situation in the Middle East,” Churkin said Tuesday. “As we all know, the efforts to restart the Israeli-Palestinian talks are at an impasse, and the situation in the region is quite fragile and is fraught with further possible complications.”
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