Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Obama envoy says Palestinian state only viable solution

U.S. envoy George Mitchell speaking Wednesday after talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that Palestinian statehood was the only option in resolving the conflict with Israel.

Mitchell said that the Obama administration was committed to a successful conclusion of renewed peace talks.

"We are now engaged in serious discussions with Israelis, Palestinians and other regional partners to support this effort," Mitchell said.

Obama has also called for a freeze on all Israeli settlements to include expansion by population growth in existing settlements.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is opposed to a settlement freeze and his conservative government could fall if he is seen as giving in.

Obama envoy says Palestinian statehood only option

Washington Post - ‎13 hours ago‎
US President Barack Obama had made it clear "the only viable resolution to this conflict is for the aspirations of both sides to be met through two states," ...

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