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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mitchell: US committed to Palestinian state

Sun, 01 Mar 2009 01:36:57 GMT

George Mitchell (R)
walking with Jordan's
King Abdullah
US Middle East envoy George Mitchell says that the US is committed to the establishment of an 'independent Palestinian state'.

US Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, held talks on Saturday with Jordan's King Abdullah II.

Jordan's monarch also told the envoy of US President Barack Obama that Middle East peace can only be achieved on the basis of two states and that he "seeks the establishment of comprehensive peace, the setting up of an independent Palestinian state that lives in peace and security alongside Israel."

This is while Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud party on Friday abandoned efforts to persuade Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and her Kadima party to join a ruling coalition, after he refused to accept her call to back a two-state solution.

Abdullah also underscored what he called the importance of the US role in world efforts aimed at bringing about 'comprehensive peace in the Middle East', and asked the US to 'take concrete steps to put Israel-Palestinian negotiations back on the rails.'

Mitchell visited Jordan in the course of a regional tour aimed at trying to restart halted Middle East peace talks. This is his second Middle East trip since the US President Barack Obama assumed office on January 20.

Last Thursday, the envoy visited Israel for talks with Israeli officials and then met Acting Palestinian Authority Chief, Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

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