Kerry says U.S. is evaluating role in Middle East peace talks

by Reuters
Friday, 4 April 2014 10:29 GMT

RABAT, April 4 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States was evaluating whether to continue its role in Middle East peace talks after both Israeli and Palestinian sides had taken steps that were not helpful to the negotiations.

Speaking during a visit to Morocco, Kerry said it was "reality check time" and there was a limit to the time the United States could spend on the peace process if the parties themselves were unwilling to take constructive measures.

"This is not an open-ended effort, it never has been. It is reality check time, and we intend to evaluate precisely what the next steps will be," Kerry said. (Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; writing by Patrick Markey; editing by Andrew Roche)

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