If Israel-Palestine peace talks fail, Middle East will erupt in "chaos," says Peres
"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.
- Kerry calls on Abbas to make "tough decisions" on peace with Israel
- Mitchell: U.S. wants quick progress in peace talks
- Abbas: Palestine to take action against Israel if peace talks fail
- Palestinian negotiators willing to extend peace talks, agree to preliminary deal goal
- Kerry returns to Mideast next week for peace talks