Senior Western diplomat says there is ''enough substance'' for negotiations to continue even though latest round of meetings in Kazakh city appear to make little progress; Tehran rejects offer of economic sanctions relief.
''The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations mourns the passing of former Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher. She was a great friend of Israel and the Jewish people,'' the Conference said in a statement.
US Secretary of State John Kerry extolled the possibilities for peace in the Middle East at a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem Monday, as he insisted that whilst he has “no illusions about difficulties... you have to believe in the possibilities to be able to get there.”
US has strongly opposed Abbas's attempts to join forces with Hamas, but senior adviser to PA president says resistance has faded; Abbas set to meet with Mashaal amid reports that Fayyad planning to resign.