Monday, 06 January 2014 - 12:44
Kerry says Saudis back his Mideast peace moves
US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday said he had won Saudi support for his efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, in a day of whistlestop diplomacy to key Arab allies.
The top US diplomat, on the fourth day of his 10th visit to Israel and the West Bank, promised any agreed plan would be "fair and balanced."
And he likened his efforts to broker a compromise, and a framework for guiding the talks towards an April deadline, to figuring out a puzzle.
Each piece was interlinked, he stressed, and depended on the compromises the other side might be prepared to make as they sort through their competing demands.