France Warns of 'Explosion' If No Mideast Peace

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned Sunday of an "explosion" in the absence of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts during a visit to the region Sunday. Fabius made his remarks after Paris said it would propose a U.N. Security Council resolution to set a framework for negotiations. The Palestinians have welcomed the initiative, hoping the international community will assume a greater role in resolving the conflict after more than two decades of failed U.S.-led peace efforts. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would "fiercely reject" any international demands on the talks.



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