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May 12, 2021
Amid warnings of a 'full scale war,' Biden administration dispatches envoy to Middle East
Source: USA Today
Journalist Deirdre Shesgreen
The Biden administration dispatched a top State Department diplomat to the Middle East "immediately" to try to de-escalate the deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday.
President Joe Biden faces growing pressure to help stem the violence and heightened international alarm over the spiraling death toll. The United Nations' special coordinator for the Middle East, Tor Wennesland, warned on Wednesday that the situation "is escalating toward full scale war."
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