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John Kerry: 'No Problem' With 'Thoughtful' Palestinian Bid

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Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 04:52 PM

The United States has "no problem" with Palestinians putting a draft resolution to the UN aiming to boost their hopes for statehood, providing it doesn't heighten tensions, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

He insisted "we haven't seen the language yet, we don't know precisely what was filed," adding that Washington had been "troubled by some of the language that had been out there at different points of time."

Kerry only returned Wednesday from a whirlwind three-day trip to Europe seeking to head off a showdown at the United Nations as the Palestinians seek to push their hopes of statehood to the top of the diplomatic agenda.

He met with chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat as well as his European counterparts and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki refused to respond to Palestinian claims that Kerry had told Erakat that Washington would veto a resolution, which the Palestinians said they had asked Jordan to submit on their behalf.

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The United States has no problem with Palestinians putting a draft resolution to the UN aiming to boost their hopes for statehood, providing it doesn't heighten tensions, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.He insisted we haven't seen the language yet, we don't...
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