UN political chief fears door closing on two-state solution to Middle East crisisListen /
The possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be diminishing, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Monday.
UN Political Affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman said both sides maintain what he called a "rhetorical commitment to a negotiated peace".
However, this commitment is not translating into steps leading to a renewed dialogue on core issues to be resolved, Mr. Feltman added.
"We hope that this development can be addressed in a constructive manner and we remind everyone that a negotiated two-State solution, to which both leaders are committed, must remain the highest priority. We fear, however, that the door for such a solution may be closing before our eyes."
Mr. Feltman said that violence and other sources of tension have also made it difficult to overcome the political stalemate