Connect to share and comment

Kerry: gaps narrowed toward renewing Mideast peace talks

PlacardEnlarge
(GlobalPost/GlobalPost)

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry ended a shuttle diplomacy mission on Sunday without an agreement on resuming Israeli-Palestinian peace talks but said gaps had been narrowed and he would return to the region soon.

"I'm pleased to tell you that we have made real progress on this trip. And I believe that with a little more work, the start of final status negotiations could be within reach. We started out with very wide gaps, and we have narrowed those considerably," he told a news conference before his departure at Tel Aviv airport.

(Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Ari Rabinovitch)

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130630/kerry-gaps-narrowed-toward-renewing-mideast-peace-talks