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U.S. Gave Israel, Palestinians Letters of Assurance in Order to Renew Talks

Content of letters remains classified, yet probably addresses the issues of borders and refugees; Kerry says objective of talks is to reach a final-status agreement within nine months.

The United States administration gave the Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams on Tuesday letters of assurance which outlined...