AMMAN, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Ambassador in Jordan
Robert Beecroft reaffirmed Tuesday the two-state solution as the only way to
solve Palestinian-Israeli conflicts, local daily The Jordan Times reported on
Beecroft told a meeting of Jordanian press that as
the previous administration, Obama supports the two-state solution, which should
see a Palestinian and an Israeli state living side by side.
He noted that there is no official American support
for the three-state option mentioned by former U.S. ambassador to the UN John
Bolton and other proposals such as putting the West Bank under Jordan's control
and the Gaza Strip under Egypt's.
"Bolton is not part of the government. He does not
speak for the government. The position of the U.S. is very clear. The policy of
the U.S. is a two-state solution: Israeli and Palestinian states (that live)
side by side."
"That is the end of the issue. There is no official
support for anything other than the two-state solution," Beecroft said.
The ambassador stressed that the new U.S.
administration has given urgency to tackling the Arab-Israeli conflict on the
basis of a two-state solution.
This urgency might lead to the opening of a regional
office for George Mitchell, the U.S. special envoy to the Middle East, who was
dispatched to tour the region by U.S. President Barack Obama just a week after
he took office, Beecroft speculated.
Mitchell recently made a "listening" tour to the
Middle East and Europe. He is expected to return to Mid-east before the end of
this month in a bid to revive the stalled peace process.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that special envoy George Mitchell
would be sent back soon to the Middle East in an effort to end the
The envoy "will be returning to the region before the end
of the month," Clinton told reporters after meeting with Mitchell, who just
concluded on Monday his first trip to Egypt, Jordan, Israel, the West Bank, and
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (Xinhua)
-- The United States will make an emergency contribution of 20.3 million U.S.
dollars for humanitarian assistance in the Gaza Strip, the White House announced
"The Obama administration today announced an emergency
contribution of more than 20 million dollars to relief efforts in Gaza as part
of the Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund," White House spokesman
Robert Gibbs said. Full
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton said here on Tuesday that the United State is giving priority to
peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians despite its serious concern over
other issues in the region.
"We are at this moment focused only on the
Israel-Palestinian track," Clinton told her first press conference at the State
Department when asked about any new plan for Syria under President Barack
Obama's administration. Full story