America’s ambassador to the United Nations has said the US “absolutely” supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, directly contradicting comments made by Donald Trump just a day ago.
The US President told reporters after a meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu that his administration was no longer wedded to the creation of a Palestinian state.
The remarks signalled a departure from America’s decades-old approach to Middle East foreign policy.
But Nikki Haley, Mr Trump’s appointment for ambassador to the UN, said the US remained committed to a two-state solution.
She said anyone who believed the US was abandoning the policy did so in “error”.
The UN envoy said: “We are thinking out of the box as well, which is: What does it take to bring these two sides to the table? What do we need to have them agree on?
“We absolutely support a two-state solution.”
The development came as senior figures involved …