May 3, 2017 / 5:01 PM / 7 months ago

Trump says he's committed to working for Israel-Palestinian peace

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday he was committed to working with Israelis and Palestinians to reach a peace agreement, but he offered no clues about how he would break the deadlock between the two sides.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrive to deliver a statement at the White House in Washington D.C., U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Trump, appearing with Abbas at the White House, told reporters about the peace deal, “We will get this done.” Abbas, speaking through a translator, said Palestinians were committed to a peace agreement that would create two separate states based on the 1967 borders.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by David Alexander

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