There is a fair chance for Mideast peace, says Trump

ANI | Updated: Sep 19, 2017 08:06 IST

New York [United States], Sept 19 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and said that there is a fair chance for a U.S.-brokered peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

President Trump while discussing efforts made to achieve an enduring Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement with Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "That despite the difficulty, "I actually think with the capability of Bibi and, frankly, the other side, I really think we have a chance."

The two leaders met in New York for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), reaffirming the special relationship and unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "I want to say that under your leadership, the alliance between America and Israel has never been stronger, never been deeper."

The President also underscored the United States' unwavering commitment to Israel's security.

The United States and Israel have a strong and enduring relationship and have cooperated on a number of issues.

The two sides discussed their continued cooperation across a range of issues and stressed their goals of countering Iran's malign influence in the region and resolving the Syria crisis in a manner consistent with American and Israeli security interests.

Prime Minister Netanyahu in the end acknowled the strong relationship that the United States and Israel share and said, "Under President Trump, America's position towards Israel at the U.N. has been unequivocal, it's been strong, it's got both clarity and conviction."

President Trump also assured the Israeli Prime Minister that under his and Ambassador Haley's leadership, the United States will oppose unfair treatment of Israel at the United Nations.

"Such an honor to have my good friend, Israel PM @Netanyahu, join us w/ his delegation in NYC this afternoon," trump said in a tweet.