Kerry says US has made 'no determinations' on Palestinian statehood bid at UN

By REUTERS
December 17, 2014 06:26

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday the United States had made "no determinations" about any possible UN Security Council resolutions to end the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he had sought reassurances from Kerry that Washington would block separate efforts by Palestinians and Europeans to set a time frame for a Palestinian statehood.

After meeting Netanyahu in Rome, Kerry held talks with European counterparts from France, Britain and Germany in Paris, and later discussed the moves with Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and officials from the Arab League in London.

A senior State Department official said the London meetings "agreed to continue their consultations going forward."

The Palestinian leadership agreed on Sunday to present a draft resolution with the help of Jordan to the 15-member Security Council on Wednesday, calling for Israeli occupation of Palestinian land to end by November 2016.


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