Russia urges coordination on Mideast peace plan

Associated Press |
Published: 01.28.20, 13:42
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called on Tuesday for multilateral efforts in helping negotiate peace in the Middle East.
The Trump administration is set to announce its long-awaited peace plan on Tuesday. The plan is expected to strongly favor Israel and to pave the way for it to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank.
Asked about the U.S. plan, Lavrov said the so-called quartet of Middle East peacemakers - America, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations - should analyze the proposal.
Lavrov also emphasizes that it's essential to listen to the Palestinians' position. He says it's also important for the Arab League to weigh in. The league has already put forth its own peace initiative.
President Donald Trump is expected to release the proposal alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later Tuesday. Netanyahu has hailed it as a chance to "make history" and define Israel's final borders.