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Wednesday, September 05, 2018, 14:27
Envoy: US peace plan for Middle East ready
By Xinhua
Wednesday, September 05, 2018, 14:27 By Xinhua

Palestinian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, May 15, 2018. (KHALIL HAMRA / AP)

UNITED NATIONS - The White House-prepared peace plan to settle Israeli-Palestinian conflicts was ready, US Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters at the UN Headquarters on Tuesday.

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When asked when Trump was going to present the peace deal, the Washington envoy replied: "Only if a boss comes to the table"

"I have read the plan. It is thoroughly done," Haley said at a briefing in her role as this month's president of the Security Council, adding that Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt have "detailed work in it."

Kushner is the son-in-law of US President Donald Trump and senior advisor on the Middle East, and Greenblatt is the Middle East peace envoy and the White House Special Representative for International Negotiations.

There have been reports that the White House is preparing to release its long-promised Middle East peace deal, which was called by Trump the "deal of the Century."

When asked when Trump was going to present the peace deal, the Washington envoy replied: "Only if a boss comes to the table."

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"We have insured (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu will come to the table ... Palestinian (National) Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, for the good of his people, needs to come to the table," she said. 


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