Russian Diplomat: Barak\'s Resignation will not Solve Middle East Crisis
Russian President Vladimir Putin's Middle East envoy, Vasily Sredin, said Sunday that Israeli President Ehud Barak's resignation would not solve the crisis in the Middle East, ITAR-TASS reported.
"This step aggravates the situation, which cannot be solved by internal political maneuvers," Sredin told the news agency.
Barak announced late Saturday that he was quitting to stand again in new elections for the prime minister's post alone, as permitted under Israeli law, which would be held within 60 days.
He said he was seeking a new mandate to end the violence in the Palestinian territories and achieve a peace settlement – MOSCOW (AFP)
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