Trump to Back Palestinian 'Self-Determination' on Mideast Trip

تم نشره في Sat 13 May / May 2017. 12:00 AM
  • US President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump will express support for Palestinian "self-determination" during a Middle East trip this month, a senior aide said on Friday, suggesting Trump is open to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict despite not having publicly embraced the idea so far.

The comment by US national security adviser HR McMaster came just nine days after a White House visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Previewing Trump’s first foreign trip, McMaster also said he would use a visit to Saudi Arabia, his first stop, to encourage Arab and Muslim partners to take "bold new steps" to confront those from Iran, Daesh terrorist group, al Qaeda and the Syrian regime "who perpetuate chaos and violence."