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US still supports a two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict: Nikki Haley

The statement made by her assumes significance as it comes a day after President Trump, in a joint press conference with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested that he was open to new ways to achieve peace. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, United States Feb 16, 2017, 09.26 PM (IST)

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said, on Thursday, that America still supports the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

"First of all, the two-state solution is what we support. Anybody that wants to say the United States does not support the two-state solution - that would be an error," Haley told reporters at the United Nations.

"We absolutely support the two-state solution but we are thinking out of the box as well: which is what does it take to bring these two sides to the table; what do we need to have them agree on," she added.

The statement made by her assumes significance as it comes a day after President Trump, in a joint press conference with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested that he was open to new ways to achieve peace. 

"I'm looking at two states and one state, and I like the one both parties like. I can live with either one," the President said.

Trump said that the US will work towards building peace between the two sides but it was up to the two parties to decide the terms of the agreement.

(WION with inputs from Reuters)

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