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    Israeli, Palestinians Should Agree on Borders Based on 1967 Lines - Kerry

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    US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Israel and Palestine to use borders of 1967 for two-state solution.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State John Kerry urged on Wednesday Israel and the Palestinians to agree on two-states borders based on 1967 lines.

    "We offer the following principles: not to prejudge or impose an outcome, but to provide a possible basis for serious negotiations when the parties are ready," Kerry stated in a policy speech at the State Department.

    The secretary further proceeded to outline the main principle for the final status agreement.

    "Principle number one: Provide for secure and recognized international borders between Israel and a viable and contiguous Palestine negotiated based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed equivalent swaps," Kerry said.


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