Envoys were to meet here Tuesday to prepare for a high-level meeting of the Diplomatic Quartet aimed at reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that stalled in 2010 just after they started. The envoys were in Washington to lay the groundwork for a meeting Wednesday of the top diplomats of the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. The high-level meeting will involve US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Nuland said. Quartet representative Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, will also attend, she said. Envoys try to lay groundwork for restarting Mideast talks - Yahoo! News What a bunch of duds. This is going nowhere.