Biden: 2-State Solution a 'long way' off

US President says support for Israel 'unequivocal' in address to UN General Assembly.

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Pres. Biden addresses UN
Pres. Biden addresses UN
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US President Joe Biden addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York Tuesday.

During his speech, the president stated that America's support for Israel is "unequivocal" and its commitment to the Jewish State's security is "without question."

Biden reiterated his support for the Two State solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, but acknowledged that such a scenario is "a long way" off.

"I continue to believe that a two-state solution is the best way to ensure Israel's future as a Jewish democratic state, living in peace alongside a viable, sovereign and democratic Palestinian state," he said.

"We're a long way from that goal at this moment but we should never allow ourselves to give up on the possibility of progress."

Turning to the Iranian nuclear threat, Biden said that “the United States remains committed to preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon," adding that the US is "prepared to return to full compliance with [the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal] if Iran does the same.”

Biden defended his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, stating that "we've ended 20 years of conflict in Afghanistan and as we close this era of relentless war, we're opening a new era of relentless diplomacy."

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is expected to address the General Assembly next Monday.



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