Al Jazeera English
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2007
4:42 MECCA TIME, 1:42 GMT
The United States has withdrawn a resolution it presented to the UN Security Council endorsing the relaunch of Middle East peace talks agreed in Annapolis, Maryland.
US officials did not give a reason for Friday’s move but diplomats indicated that Israel, which is a close ally of Washington, did not want the UN involved in the process.
“We looked at this matter, talked about it and at the end of the day the secretary [of state Condoleezza Rice] believes that the positive results of Annapolis speak by themselves,” Sean McCormack, US state department spokesman, said.
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