Tillerson says U.S. Mideast peace plan 'fairly well advanced' - News Summed Up

Tillerson says U.S. Mideast peace plan 'fairly well advanced'


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi arrive for a meeting in Amman, Jordan February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad HamedAMMAN - 14 February 2018: The U.S. administration’s work on a new Middle East peace plan is “fairly well advanced” and President Donald Trump will decide when to announce it, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday during a visit to Jordan.Tillerson also signed a five-year aid package that extends U.S. support to Jordan, a key regional ally, despite Trump’s threat to withhold support from states opposed to his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Commenting on the peace plan, Tillerson said: ”I have seen the plan... It’s been under development for a number of months. I have consulted with them on the plan, identified areas that we feel need further work.“So I think it will be up to the president to decide when he feels it’s time and he’s ready to put that plan forward. We are committed to the same outcomes in Syria,” Tillerson said.Tillerson expressed concern over Saturday’s confrontation between Israel and “Iranian assets” in Syria. He called on U.S. forces to leave Syria.


Source: Egypt Today February 14, 2018 12:45 UTC


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