'Realistically it’s hard to see near-term prospects for moving forward on that'
US President-elect Joe Biden's choice to be secretary of state, Antony Blinken, on Tuesday threw his support behind a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but said he doubted near-term prospects for such a deal.
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"The only way to ensure Israel's future as a Jewish, democratic state and to give the Palestinians a state to which they are entitled is through the so-called two-state solution," Blinken said at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
But he added: "I think realistically it’s hard to see near-term prospects for moving forward on that."
Blinken also noted that the upcoming administration would be "committed to the proposition that Iran will not acquire a nuclear weapon."