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US `no problem` with `thoughtful` Palestinian bid: John Kerry

The United States has "no problem" with Palestinians putting a draft resolution to the UN aiming to boost their hopes for statehood, providing it doesn`t heighten tensions, top US diplomat John Kerry said Wednesday.



Washington: The United States has "no problem" with Palestinians putting a draft resolution to the UN aiming to boost their hopes for statehood, providing it doesn`t heighten tensions, top US diplomat John Kerry said Wednesday.

The US secretary of state insisted "we haven`t seen the language yet, we don`t know precisely what was filed," adding that Washington had been "troubled by some of the language that had been out there at different points of time."

Kerry only returned Wednesday from a whirlwind three-day trip to Europe seeking to head off a showdown at the United Nations as the Palestinians seek to push their hopes of statehood to the top of the diplomatic agenda.

He met with chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat as well as his European counterparts and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki refused to respond to Palestinian claims that Kerry had told Erakat that Washington would veto a resolution, which the Palestinians said they had asked Jordan to submit on their behalf.

"We don`t have any problem with them a filing some resolution providing it`s done in the spirit of working with people to see how we could proceed forward in a thoughtful way that solves the problem doesn`t make it worse," Kerry told reporters at the State Department.

But he added it would be "premature to comment on language we haven`t seen, a process that has not yet fully taken shape."

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