The Quartet

Quartet Out Of Harmony

You know things are tough when a group of some of the world's most senior diplomats get together and can't even agree on a bland communiqué. That's what happened this week when the Middle East Quartet met over dinner at the State Department to talk about reviving Israeli-Palestinian talks.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted the dinner for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the group's Mideast envoy.

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