Bahrain summit will go on as planned despite elections, says U.S. official

May 30, 2019 18:59
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WASHINGTON - The Trump administration will go ahead with its Bahrain conference in late June to lay out the economic part of its long-awaited Middle East peace plan, a U.S. official said on Thursday, despite the start of a new Israeli election campaign.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the political component of the plan dealing with the thorny issues at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be released the "when the timing is right."

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