Kerry says to pause, reassess after Israeli-Palestinian peace bid

Reuters News
Posted: May 01, 2014 9:33 AM

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he would pause and reassess what might be possible after failing to meet his April 29 goal for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, saying both sides still wanted to try to negotiate.

"Both parties still indicate that they feel it's important to negotiate and want to find a way to negotiate," Kerry said, during a trip to Ethiopia.

"So we believe the best thing to do right now is pause, take a hard look at these things and find out what is possible and what is not possible in the days ahead."

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Janet Lawrence)