If Israel-Palestine peace talks fail, Middle East will erupt in "chaos," says Peres
Israel President Shimon Peres told AFP Monday that failed peace talks could spur renewed chaos in the Middle East (File Archive/AFP)
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"It is crucial that these negotiations will be completed successfully. A failure to do so would be tragic for the Middle East. The situation in the Middle East can flare up overnight if the talks fail," Peres said Monday following a meeting with Romanian President Traian Basescu.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who encouraged the resumption of talks after 2010 negotiations ended in stalemate, has been trying to have the Israeli and Palestinian delegations agree on a framework to guide the negotiations in the upcoming months ahead of the established April deadline.
However, the talks appear to have made little visible progress and increasing skepticism is growing among the international community about their success.
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