MIDEAST QUARTET SUPPORTS PEACE DEAL

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STORY: MIDEAST QUARTET SUPPORTS PEACE DEAL DATELINE: May 21, 2011 LENGTH: 0:01:00 LOCATION: UN Headquarters VOSOT The Middle East Quartet, which consists of the UN, Russia, the U.S. and the European Union, has expressed its strong support for U.S. President Barack Obama's vision of Israeli-Palestinian peace. In the statement released on Friday, the Quartet urged "the need to resolve" the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) MARTIN NESIRKY, UN SECRETARY-GENERAL SPOKESMAN: "The Members of the Quartet are in full agreement about the urgent need to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. To that effect, the Quartet expressed its strong support for the vision of Israeli-Palestinian peace outlined by U.S. President Barack Obama on May 19, 2011. " Obama on Thursday suggested a peace deal resulting in two states, Israel and Palestine, sharing the border that existed before Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war. But I Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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