The diplomatic Quarter principles have postponed for one month their meeting originally scheduled for mid-March in Paris because of the “changes” in the Middle East, a UN official told KUNA on Monday.
When the principles – UN, US, EU and Russia – met in early February in Munich, Germany, they decided to step up their efforts to resume the peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis which broke down last year over the settlements issue.
The Quartet principles also decided in Munich to engage, for the first time, both parties in their talks prior to their originally scheduled meeting in mid March. As of today, no invitations were sent to the parties.
A Palestinian diplomat speculated that the delay may be linked to Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to establish a Palestinian state with flexible borders, a proposal President Mahmoud Abbas already rejected last week.