envoy George Mitchell will not bring
letters of guarantee to the Israelis and the Palestinians during his upcoming
visit to the region, Israel Radio reported on Saturday, citing an
<i>Asharq Al-Awsat</i> report.
pan-Arab newspaper quoted official French sources as saying that the would not be able to provide such guarantees,
as most of the issues dividing the two sides – particularly the question of – have not yet
been resolved. , the
sources said, was not likely to endorse ’s
guarantees on the matter.
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas requires such guarantees as a precondition
for negotiations for peace.