U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday was to meet the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator but would not unveil an American peace plan, an official said, according to AFP.
“There are no current plans to introduce a peace plan,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, dismissing reports that proposals would be laid on the table during Kerry’s meeting with Saeb Erekat in Washington.
“It’s up to the parties to take steps,” Psaki said, adding, “We know what the issues are, we know what the conditions would be, but it’s up to them. So we’re only going to take steps that we think would be productive.”
Kerry was able to force the sides into a six-month negotiation period, but the PA torpedoed those talks by requesting to join 15 international agencies in breach of the conditions of the negotiations.
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