US State Dept. welcomes Arab League backing for more time

Following the Arab League meeting Friday, US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley welcomed the group's backing for giving more time for peace talks to take place. 
 "We appreciate the Arab League's statement of support for our efforts to create conditions that will allow direct talks to move forward," Crowley said in a statement. "We will continue to work with the parties, and all our international partners, to advance negotiations toward a two-state solution and encourage the parties to take constructive actions toward that end."