The United States welcomed late Friday remarks made by Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman in defense of US Secretary of State John Kerry and his efforts for peace in the region.

On Friday, Liberman referred to Kerry as a "true friend of Israel," following criticism from some Israeli officials over the top US diplomats regional diplomacy.

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"We certainly welcomed his remarks and his sentiment and the importance of the peace process, and it’s a reflection of, of course, the belief of many people in Israel that a two-state solution is the right outcome at the end of this process," US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in response to Liberman's statements.

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