The call was made by US President Joe Biden during a speech at the United Nations on Tuesday. “We must seek a greater future of peace and security for all in the Middle East,” Biden said on the opening day of the UN General Assembly.
“I continue to believe that a two-state solution is the best way to ensure the future of Israel as a Jewish democratic state, living in peace with a viable, sovereign and democratic Palestinian state,” he said.
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Biden added, “We are far from that goal at the moment, but we must not allow ourselves to give up on the possibility of progress.”
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Biden repeated his promise to return to a 2015 deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, provided Tehran does the same.
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Talks on the matter reached a dead end about who took the first step.