AP Source: Obama to meet with Mideast negotiators

Tuesday - 7/30/2013, 3:18pm EDT

JULIE PACE
AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A White House official says President Barack Obama will meet Tuesday morning with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators involved in a new round of peace talks.

The meeting was to happen at the White House as a second day of talks overseen by the State Department was getting underway.

The Washington negotiations are the result of Secretary of State John Kerry's six months of furious shuttle diplomacy. A previous Obama administration effort to restart stalled talks collapsed quickly in 2010.

The official insisted on anonymity in order to confirm the meeting before it was formally announced.


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