Dennis Ross Doubts Obama Will Push UN Resolution


President Barack Obama will probably deliver a final speech on the Mideast before leaving office in January, though he is unlikely to translate the principles of that speech into a UN Security Council resolution, according to veteran U.S. Mideast negotiator Dennis Ross.

Speaking this week in Washington, Ross said that while it is unlikely Obama wants to launch a big diplomatic initiative before his term ends, a speech laying out the parameters of a Mideast accord was likely, and something Obama would see as his “legacy.”

Ross also noted that speeches by presidents at the end of their presidencies “frankly don’t have that big of an impact on anybody.”



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