Bush considers Blair as Mideast peace envoy

June 20, 2007 19:47

US President George Bush has talked with British Prime Minister Tony Blair about taking a role as a Middle East peace envoy after he leaves office next week. The White House and State Department spoke glowingly of Blair's credentials on Wednesday but said there was nothing to announce yet. Blair steps down next Wednesday. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has expressed support for Blair playing a role in Mideast peace.

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