Kerry Meets Netanyahu on New Mideast Peace Mission

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his latest attempt at promoting elusive Israeli-Palestinians peace talks.

Kerry Meets Netanyahu on New Mideast Peace Mission

The two met in a city-centre hotel at 0630 GMT, after the US envoy held more than two hours of talks Thursday evening with Palestinian Authority president Mahmud Abbas, in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

No details were released on the content of the Kerry-Abbas meeting, which took place immediately after Kerry's arrival in the region.

It is his ninth trip to Israel and the West Bank since March, and his second in less than a week, AFP reported.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said earlier this week the US was "focused on a final deal" rather than an interim agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

Nine-month direct talks were launched between the sides by Kerry in July.



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