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Comments made by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman have not affected the US commitment to the Middle East peace process, State Department spokesman Mark Toner was quoted as saying late Monday.
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"I've seen the remarks," AFP quoted Toner as saying. "It doesn’t change our posture or our policy one bit."
On Sunday, Lieberman had dismissed
any chance of achieving a peace accord
with the current Palestinian
leadership and mocked recent anti-Israel statements by the prime
minister and foreign minister of Turkey.
“We have to understand that there is a government there that it is not
legitimate,” Lieberman had said at an annual gathering in Jerusalem of
Israel’s ambassadors and consul-generals.
The State Department official went on to say that the US would "continue to work to bring
both parties back into direct negotiations and to achieve a
comprehensive settlement."Herb Keinon contributed to this report