Official: Trump won’t insist on ‘two-state solution’

A senior White House official declared on Tuesday night that the United States would no longer insist on a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian Authority (PA) conflict.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States would not seek to dictate the terms of any eventual peace settlement, but would support what the two sides agree to together.

“A two-state solution that doesn’t bring peace is not a goal that anybody wants to achieve,” the official said on condition of anonymity, according to the AFP news agency.

“Peace is the goal, whether that comes in the form of a two-state solution if that’s what the parties want, or something else if that’s what the parties want.”

“That’s going to be up to them, we are not going to dictate what the terms of peace are going to be,” said the official, according to AFP.

The comments mark a change of direction from that of previous administrations which insisted that the “two-state solution” is the best way to resolve the conflict.


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