(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))
WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (KUNA) -- The US on Wednesday affirmed that it would continue to pave the way for talks on a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians.
"We are continuing to seek to achieve progress towards our ultimate goal, and that's a negotiated two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians," Spokesman for the Department of State Ned Price said in a briefing.
"We will continue to pursue policies that help us achieve the objective we seek in the Israeli-Palestinian context. And that is to see to it that Israelis and Palestinians alike are able to experience equal levels of security, of liberty, of freedom, and importantly, of dignity," he added.
He, however, laid it bare that the US does not expect to see direct negotiations between the parties lead to any sort of breakthrough in the near term
"What we are trying to do is to pave a glide path to negotiations so that, in incremental, tangible ways, we can move closer and closer to that goal of seeing to it that Israelis and Palestinians alike can achieve these elements. But I don't think you've heard us call for, explicitly, face-to-face negotiations at the present.
"We are realistic about where we are. We are realistic about the road ahead. But that doesn't mean that we should not attempt to move the ball forward in meaningful and tangible ways. And as I've said, I think we've been able to do that on a number of important fronts," he concluded. (end)
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