Sunday, February 14, 2010

Neither your Honey, neither your sting! Clinton: U.S. can't force Israel, Palestinians into peace talks

(AP).On visit to Doha, U.S. Secretary of State acknowledges 'disappointment' over delay in renewing talks.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday acknowledged frustration in the Middle East over the delay in restarting Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, but said that the Obama administration could not "force" the sides into reaching a solution.

"This is hard work," Clinton said at the beginning of a three-day visit to the region. "I know people are disappointed that we have not yet achieved a breakthrough."

"But we must remember that neither the United States nor any country can force a solution. The parties must resolve their differences through negotiations," she added.