U.S. insists on Palestinian statehood through negotiations
The United States insisted that a Palestinian state should be created through negotiations with Israel based on a two-state solution, Xinhua reported.
State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki reiterated long- held U.S. position as the British parliament passed a non-binding resolution on Monday offering diplomatic recognition to Palestinian statehood, as Sweden did early this month.
"We understand that this vote was primarily symbolic and that the government's position, I should say, on this issue has not changed," she told reporters at a daily news briefing.
"We believe it's premature, while we still support the Palestinian statehood, we believe that process needs to be reached through a two-state solution," she added.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, while attending an international conference on Gaza rebuilding in Cairo on Sunday, called for a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
The top American envoy brought the two sides together for renewed talks in late July last year, but the negotiations broke down in April.