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Obama: Mideast peace 'more vital than ever'

Obama: Mideast peace 'more vital than ever'

President Barack Obama says it is "more vital than ever" for Israel and the Palestinians to restart peace talks.
The president said the U.S. has an enormous stake in the outcome and will continue to seek an "equitable and just" solution.
The president made his comments after a White House meeting on Tuesday with Jordan's King Abdullah II.
They come as prospects look exceptionally grim for a Middle East peace that is a long-sought goal of the U.S. and Jordan. Israel is taking a tough line against an emerging Palestinian government and there has been renewed violence.
Obama is plunging into an intense week of Middle East diplomacy with a speech planned Thursday on U.S. policy in the region, and a visit Friday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Updated : 2021-03-05 22:50 GMT+08:00