(MENAFN- Qatar News Agency) US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Amman Wednesday, interrupting a visit to Italy to meet with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas as a deadline looms for reaching a peace deal with Israel. Kerry's surprise trip aims "to continue to narrow the gaps between the parties", State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday, a tacit acknowledgement of the difficulties bogging down the negotiations. Kerry would also be in touch with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "over the phone or by video conference", she added. Kerry coaxed the two sides back to the negotiating table in July after a three-year hiatus, but the talks have stumbled as he has sought to hammer out an agreed framework to guide the next few month
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