Mid-East talks 'within reach' - US secretary of state

Monday, 01 July 2013 - 8:59


The US secretary of state has said final-status Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations could be "within reach... with a little more work".


John Kerry extended his peace mission on Saturday, cancelling a scheduled trip to Abu Dhabi.


For three days he has shuttled between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


But Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said there had been no breakthrough.