Tony Blair quits Middle East envoy role

TONY Blair is to step down as Middle East envoy for the Quartet of powers after eight years in the role.

Tony Blair has quit his role as Middle East peace envoy after eight years. Picture: Getty

The former prime minister will quit the role - which he took up immediately after leaving Downing Street in 2007 - next month.

Sources said that, although Mr Blair will no longer represent the group of the UN, the US, the EU and Russia, he plans to remain “active on the issues”.

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