State Department clarifies Kerry, Abbas set to meet on Wednesday

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 12, 2014 22:43




US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas were schedule to meeting on Wednesday in London, the State Department announced on Monday.

While the State Department did not rule out discussion of the peace process during the meeting, it did not explicitly state that the two were planning to talk about resuming Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

"While the door remains open to a peace process, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss our ongoing relationship with the Palestinians," the State Department said in a statement. 

"Secretary Kerry will reiterate a call he has made to both sides to maintain restraint and refrain from steps that would be unhelpful," the statement read.

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