Tony Blair Quits as Middle East Envoy


tony blairFormer British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday resigned as envoy of the Middle East Quartet diplomatic group after eight years in the job, his office said, reports the AFP.

“Tony Blair has tendered his resignation in a letter to (UN Secretary General) Ban Ki-moon,” a spokeswoman for Blair told AFP.

Sources said Blair would officially step down next month.

The former prime minister will continue to work with “the US, the EU and others, without any formal role” to support efforts to bring about a two-state solution and will “remain active on the issues and in the region,” a source said.

{Andy Newscenter}


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