Haley remains committed to two-state solution in Israel


Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has reaffirmed the United States' commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The United States position came under intense scrutiny towards the end of the Obama administration, firstly because of the so-called Iran deal and secondly because of the abstention from a United National Security council vote, which was effectively against Israel.

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States offered some reassurance to Israel that their relationship with the most powerful country in the world would be restored. Haley's comments have sought to confirm that.

"First of all, the two-state solution is what we support. Anybody that wants to say the United States does not support the two-state solution – that would be an error," Haley told journalists this week.

"We absolutely support the two-state solution but 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," added Haley.

When it ultimately comes down to it though, the ultimate goal is peace and stability in the region and Haley insists the United States has not lost sight of that.

"The solution to what will bring peace in the Middle East is going to come from the Israelis and the Palestinian Authority," said Haley.

"The United States is just there to support the process," added the United States Ambassador.