BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top diplomat is looking for a fresh formula to revive the now moribund peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Federica Mogherini, who chaired negotiations that led to a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, said Monday she’s working on fleshing out an idea for “an international support group.” The group would build on the existing “quartet” of the EU, United States, Russia and the United Nations.

Right now “there seems to be no peace process at all” between Israel and the Palestinians, Mogherini said.

She said a new regional and international framework is necessary to foster a more positive environment.

Mogherini spoke to reporters after a meeting of EU foreign ministers, who said in a statement that leaving the status quo unchanged “is not an option.”



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