PM Tony Blair Appointed Special Middle East Envoy

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Hours after he stood down as Prime Minister, came the long-expected announcement that Tony Blair will be Middle East envoy for the co-called Quartet, the US, Russia, UN and European Union.  Addressing his goals today in the House of Commons, he stressed the absolute need for a two-state solution, comprised of a secure Israel and a viable Palestinian government and institutions.  Bronwen Maddox is chief foreign commentator at the Times of London.




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