Clinton: Netanyahu, Abbas trying to reach common ground

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 16, 2010 18:48




US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said she is convinced that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are trying to seek common ground in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Clinton spoke from Amman, Jordan where she was meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah.

"They are committed and they have begun to grapple with the hard but necessary questions," she said, shortly before leaving for the US "I am convinced that this is the time and these are the leaders to achieve the result we all seek."

While in Jordan, Clinton also announced that the US will be giving the Hashemite Kingdom $275 million in additional economic aid over three years to rehabilitate the water sector in arid Jordan.


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