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Obama: Mid-East peace talks 'vital'

US President Barack Obama has said it is more vital than ever for Israelis and Palestinians to restart negotiations on a peace deal.

Mr Obama said the US has a stake in the talks and will continue to try to find an "equitable and just" solution.

The president was speaking after a meeting in Washington with Jordan's King Abdullah II, kicking off a week of intense Middle East diplomacy.

  • 17 May 2011
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