The United States shares the view of the need to resolve the situation in the Middle East region, but considers the most effective way to “quiet diplomacy” and negotiations “behind closed doors,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, answering a question about why Washington did not call for a cease-fire.
“We look at this through the lens of how we can help end the violence and reduce the tension of the situation. Now, we believe that negotiations behind closed doors, using important strategic partnerships with Israel and other countries in the region, is the most constructive way. We believe that we can be most effective through quiet and intense diplomacy,” the agency quoted Psaki as saying.
The goal of Washington is to resolve the conflict based on the principle of coexistence of two states, said the representative of the US administration. “We share the goal <…> of the need to resolve the situation, but we approach this through the prism of what steps we can take to achieve the result we want to achieve,” Psaki explained.