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US plan for Mideast peace 'fairly well-advanced': Tillerson

IANS  |  Amman 

US Tillerson said on Wednesday that work on a new plan for achieving peace in the peace is "fairly well advanced."

The US made the remarks in a press conference with of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi, where he stressed that the US was committed to making peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

He said the decision taken on was "about the US and our recognition of and where we choose to place our embassy", reports

He added that the decision "does not preclude a two-state solution if that is the solution the parties seek."

The US also stressed on Jordan's key role in achieving Mideast peace.

The Jordanian said differed with the US on

"We believe that the two-state solution that ensures the creation of an independent Palestinian state at the borders of 1967 with east Jerusalem as its capital is the sole way for peace," Safadi was quoted as saying.

"Our views are different via Jerusalem, but the challenge now is how to move forward and how to make sure a difficult situation does not get worse," Safadi added.

He added that was looking forward to continuing working with the US and the community to achieve the desired lasting peace.



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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 02:14 IST