Former British PM Blair quits as Middle East envoy


LONDON: Tony Blair resigned Wednesday as the Quartet diplomatic group’s envoy, his office said, with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict he worked to end as troubled as ever. There was some praise for the former British prime minister’s work over eight years as delegate of the Quartet—the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia. But events on the ground showed how far away peace is—although the goal of a two-state solution remains.



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