Ross Fails to Achieve Breakthrough in Reviving Peace Talks with Arafat
Palestinian officials said Wednesday that the US Middle East peace envoy, Dennis Ross, failed to achieve any breakthroughs in talks with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat in Morocco over resuscitating the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, according to Haaretz newspaper.
The Tuesday night talks, the first American drive to jump-start the peace process after a prolonged diplomatic dry spell tied to Israeli-Palestinian violence, were aimed at gauging the extent of the Palestinian leader's willingness to renew the negotiations with Israel toward a final status settlement, said the paper.
Arafat, who arrived Tuesday in Rabat, held talks with King Mohammed VI, and discussed with him the escalating situation in the Palestinian territories, said AFP -- (Several Sources)
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