Kushner says Middle East peace plan will be ‘good starting point’

Updated 03 May 2019
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Kushner says Middle East peace plan will be ‘good starting point’

WASHINGTON: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Thursday the Middle East peace proposal he is working on would be a “good starting point” to address the Israel-Palestinian conflict and a business plan to help the two sides have a better life.
“What we will be able to put together is a solution that we believe is a good starting point for the political issues and then an outline for what can be done to help these people start living a better life,” Kusher told the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Kushner, who has been working on the peace plan for some two years, is expected to unveil his proposals in June after the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.


US will maintain pressure campaign on Iran, says Pompeo

Updated 9 min 29 sec ago
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US will maintain pressure campaign on Iran, says Pompeo

  • Pompeo said US does not want conflict with Tehran to escalate

WASHINGTON: The US will maintain its pressure campaign on Iran and continue to deter aggression in the region, but does not want the conflict with Tehran to escalate, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

"We have been engaged in many messages, even this moment right here, communicating to Iran that we are there to deter aggression," Pompeo told reporters at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.

"President Trump does not want war and we will continue to communicate that message while doing the things that are necessary to protect American interests in the region."

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