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US Middle East peace envoy Indyk resigns

Published on Jun 27, 2014 10:46 PM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US Middle East peace envoy Martin Indyk has resigned following the collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, a US official said on Friday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not provide a reason for Indyk's departure, which had been widely expected after the two sides failed to meet their goal of reaching a comprehensive peace agreement this spring.

Mr Indyk will return to the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington, the US official said.

Mr Indyk, a former US ambassador to Israel, was appointed by Secretary of State John Kerry as his envoy to peace negotiations that were launched last July.

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