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UK's Hague: No progress on Quartet Mideast statement

NEW YORK - The Middle East Quartet of peace negotiators has made no progress on a statement to avoid a showdown between Palestinians and Israelis over Palestinian plans to seek full UN statehood, Britain's foreign secretary said on Tuesday.

NEW YORK - The Middle East Quartet of peace negotiators has made no progress on a statement to avoid a showdown between Palestinians and Israelis over Palestinian plans to seek full UN statehood, Britain's foreign secretary said on Tuesday.
William Hague told reporters that the objective of the Quartet - the United States, Russia, European Union and United Nations - is to get the Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table."There is no progress (within the Quartet) to report as we speak," he said ahead of a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
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