Has U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lost his trademark optimism regarding the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations?
In an interview with the Saudi-based Al Arabiya network on Thursday, Kerry was asked whether he felt a framework agreement between the two sides was imminent. Kerry responded that he doubted such a deal could be reached next month.
“My hope is we can achieve the framework for final status negotiations,” Kerry said. “But it’s very, very difficult and we have a lot of work to do.”