- Pompeo Says Middle East Peace Plan Will Be Announced in ‘Weeks’
by AFP, https://www.timesofisrael.com/
US secretary of state says Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt’s resignation won’t lead to fresh delay in releasing ‘vision’
WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Friday the United States will present its long-awaited Middle East peace plan within weeks as he acknowledged a difficult task.
President Donald Trump’s administration pushed back the plan after Israel unexpectedly headed back to new elections to be held September 17 and fresh questions arose Thursday when Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s adviser on the Middle East, resigned.
But Pompeo, responding to a question at Kansas State University, dismissed speculation of a substantial new delay. “We’ve been consulting broadly throughout the region for two and a half years now and I think in the coming weeks we’ll announce our vision,” Pompeo said.