Arab League Delays Middle East Talks

Reuters

The Arab League postponed an emergency foreign ministers' meeting set for Sunday in Tunis and is consulting Arab countries on a new date to discuss the Middle East peace process, a league spokesman said.

Arab diplomats said the meeting was postponed because only one minister, Tarik Aziz of Iraq, had arrived in Tunis in time.

"The date was not suitable for a large number of ministers. It could take place within two or three days," one ambassador said.

The Palestine Liberation Organization on Nov. 17 had requested the meeting to talk about Israel's attitude toward negotiations and peace initiatives in the Middle East.

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