Obama 'deeply committed' to Palestinian state
President Barack Obama has said on a visit to the West Bank that the US is "deeply committed" to creating a sovereign state of Palestine.
Speaking after talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, he said Israeli settlement activity was not "appropriate for peace".
At a joint news conference following their meeting, Mr Abbas said the two men had held "good and useful" talks in Ramallah.
21 Mar 2013
- From the section Middle East