Annan and EU set the tune in the Middle East

Annan and EU set the tune in the Middle East


    As European Union foreign ministers last week backed a diplomatic plan aimed at clinching long-sought recognition of Israel by the Palestinian militant group Hamas and talked about ways to end the nuclear stalemate with Iran, they got some backing themselves: from United Nations Secretary General Koffi Annan.    Ministers meeting in the Finnish city of Lappeenranta also backed EU chief diplomat Javier Solana’s nuclear talks this week with senior Iranian officials.The Hamas blueprint, unveile...


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