Blair poised to step back from Mideast role: FT

Middle East Quartet envoy Tony Blair gestures as he speaks during his meeting with Palestinian businessmen in Gaza City on February 15, 2015Tony Blair is poised to step back from his role with the diplomatic Middle East Quartet, the Financial Times reported Sunday, citing several people familiar with the situation. The former British prime minister has discussed his position with US Secretary of State John Kerry and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, the business daily said, adding that news on his amended role could come later this week.

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