EP-Präsident Pat Cox ruft zur Unterstützung des saudischen Friedensplans auf

"End the politics of the last atrocity - support the Saudi peace plan", says EP-President Pat Cox

Wien (OTS) - In einer Presseaussendung in Brüssel nahm der Präsident des Europäischen Parlaments Pat Cox zur Eskalation der Gewalt im Nahen Osten Stellung:

"END THE POLITICS OF THE LAST ATROCITY - SUPPORT THE SAUDI PEACE PLAN", SAYS EP-PRESIDENT PAT COX.

Speaking before leaving on an official visit to Poland, European Parliament President Pat Cox said that the spiral of violence in the Middle East over the past 48 hours demonstrated that "tragically, the situation is now locked into the politics of the last atrocity, when each new atrocity is an escalation of the previous one".

Pat Cox referred to an emergency meeting which he held in Brussels last week with all the Arab ambassadors to the European Union to discuss the Saudi plan. The unequivocal message from the great majority of Arab States was the existence of a constant and comprehensive interest in pressing ahead with these proposals. Once certain essential details have been filled in and the plan formally announced, it should represent 'a historic and unprecedented offer to Israel' and the only creative initiative currently on the table capable of breaking the current deadlock.

Pat Cox saluted the indefatigable efforts in the cause of peace of EU High Representative Javier Solana, and stressed that the European Union should strongly urge the United States to help break the vicious circle of atrocities and counter-atrocities in Israel and the Palestinian territories by lending its active support to the Saudi plan.

Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Brüssel:
David Harley, Tel: 0032-496-599453
Pressesprecher des Präsidenten
Wien:
Monika STRASSER, Tel: 01-51617-201
Informationsbüro des Europäischen Parlaments für Österreich
mstrasser@europarl.eu.int

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