UN warns: Twostate so­lu­tion re­mains ‘only way’

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FEATURES/APPRECIATION -

UNITED NA­TIONS AFP FEB16, 2017- The two-state so­lu­tion re­mains “the only way” to meet the as­pi­ra­tions of the Pales­tini­ans and Is­raelis, the UN en­voy for the Mid­dle East peace process told the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil on Thurs­day.

“Some may hold the il­lu­sion that the con­flict can be ‘man­aged’ in­def­i­nitely,” Mlade­nov said.“that the ab­sence of a clear strat­egy to ad­vance peace is a strat­egy in it­self.” The en­voy urged Is­raeli and Pales­tinian lead­ers to “care­fully con­tem­plate the fu­ture,” which he warned could be one “built on per­pet­ual con­flict, ris­ing ex­trem­ism and oc­cu­pa­tion.”trump an­nounced Wed­nes­day that the United States would not in­sist on a two-state so­lu­tion to the con­flict, in a break from Wash­ing­ton’s decades-old pol­icy and from the in­ter­na­tional con­sen­sus on the peace process.

The coun­cil met to dis­cuss the Is­raeli-pales­tinian con­flict a day af­ter Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump stepped back from the US com­mit­ment to a two-state so­lu­tion as part of a fi­nal peace deal.

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