Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Trump staffs up Mideast team for peace plan rollout

https://www.apnews.com/099069cecd5244b8b766fa77e264b58b/Trump-staffs-up-Mideast-team-for-peace-plan-rollout  

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

 

The National Security Council last week began approaching other agencies seeking volunteers to join the team, which will work for President Donald Trump's Mideast peace pointmen Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, according to the officials. The team, which is being set up to organize the peace plan's public presentation and any negotiations that may ensue, will comprise three units: one concentrating on its political and security details, one on its significant economic focus and one on strategic communications, the officials said.