G-7 ministers reveal ‘clear differences’ on Middle East

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Britain’s Director General for Political Affairs at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Richard Moore, Italy’s Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi, US Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, from left to right, walk for a group photo on the second day of a G7 meeting. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

French police officers on horses patrol on the beach during the second day of a G7 meeting at ministerial level in Dinard, Brittany, Saturday. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

DINARD, France — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations failed to reach consensus on key Middle East issues on Saturday as they wrapped up a meeting in France that was shaken by the absence of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.