Lavrov to Seek Mideast Quartet Talks at Meeting with Clinton

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will seek a meeting of the so-called Middle East quartet over the Gaza crisis when he holds talks with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Asia this week, the Russian news agency Ria Novosti said Sunday.

Russia has condemned as "disproportionate" the Israeli blitz on the impoverished Gaza Strip, where 64 Palestinians have been killed while three Israelis have been killed in rocket attacks by Palestinian militants since Wednesday.

Lavrov said he would meet Clinton on Tuesday in Phnom Penh where he is joining a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and plans to push for a meeting of the Quartet and the Arab League to discuss the deadly violence.

The Quartet is made up of the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and the United States.

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