Obama: Settlements not constructive, cannot promote peace

March 21, 2013 13:57

"We don't consider settlement activity constructive or can promote peace. Israeli politics is complex,not going to be solved overnight," US President Barack Obama said on Thursday.

In a joint press conference in Ramallah, Obama said settlements cannot advance the cause of peace, but added that the Palestinians must not use settlements as an excuse not to talk. Abbas responded to say it is not only a Palestinian perspective that settlements are illegal, but that it is a "global perspective."

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