G7 Fail to Agree on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict / Iran

A two-day summit of the Group of Seven Nations, commonly known as the G7, concluded a Foreign Ministerial meeting. Among other topics, the participants discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.

At a closing press conference, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian noted that although the talks were “pleasant and constructive,” the ministers failed to formulate a collective stance on the two issues.  The G7 meeting was overshadowed by the absence of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well as the early departure of British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The group consists of the seven world nations with the world’s most advanced economies, and includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.