US Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns has elected to skip the talks in Cairo between representatives of Egypt, Israel and the Palestinians over a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Al-Monitor reporter Laura Rozen reports.
Instead, Burns is heading to Geneva to join American negotiators Wendy Sherman, Jake Sullivan, Jim Timbie, and Rob Malley for bilateral American-Iranian talks on Iran’s nuclear program.
Interesting. Burns skipping cairo gaza talks, heading to geneva with Sherman, sullivan, Timbie, Malley for US Iran bilat on nuke deal.
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) August 7, 2014