Mitchell drafts letters of guarantee in hopes of renewing peace talks

Mitchell drafts letters

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell is due to present two draft letters of guarantee to Israel and the Palestinians in hopes of renewing the frozen peace process, diplomats in Cairo told AFP on Monday. "The United States are hoping that the two letters will serve as a basis for the relaunch of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations but we don't know if they will satisfy the Palestinians who want a complete freeze of settlement activity before talks resume," one Arab diplomat was quoted by the news agency as saying.