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Britain's Tony Blair reportedly to step down as U.N. Middle East envoy
Britain's Tony Blair reportedly to step down as U.N. Middle East envoy

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced in a letter to the United Nations chief on Wednesday that he will step down as the world body's special Middle East envoy at the end of June, British media reported, citing unnamed diplomatic sources. Blair, the Labor Party politician who headed Britain's government for a decade, was appointed in 2007 as U.N. representative to the Middle East "Quartet" of special mediators that also includes seasoned diplomats from the United States, Russia and the European Union. There was no confirmation from U.N. headquarters in New York of the letter Blair was said to have written to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. A formal...

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