WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Monday his new Middle East envoy George Mitchell would engage “vigorously and consistently” in the quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace and would seek concrete results.
“The cause of peace in the Middle East is important to the United States and our national interests. It’s important to me personally,” Obama, who has made Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy a high priority for his new administration, told reporters while meeting with Mitchell and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Mitchell leaves for the Middle East later on Monday.
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