US ambassador to UN contradicts Trump’s position on two-state solution

Nikki Haley said US upholds longstanding policy on Israeli-Palestine conflict, as French foreign minister finds Rex Tillerson’s proposal ‘confusing and worrying’

The US ambassador to the United Nations has insisted that Washington “absolutely” supported a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict, 24 hours after Donald Trump dropped US commitment to the policy.

The conflicting messages coming out of the new US administration reflected policy chaos in a week when the national security adviser was forced to resign over his contacts with Russia, and factions inside the White House continue to vie for dominance.

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