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MOSCOW, December 29. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary General John Kerry on Monday discussed prospects for the Palestinian-Israeli settlement, including the situation at the United Nations Security Council, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
“They also looked at a possibility of bilateral contacts in 2015,” the ministry said.
The telephone conversation was initiated by the U.S. side.
On December 18, Jordan submitted to the United Nations Security Council a draft resolution prepared by the League of Arab States. The draft resolution gives 12 months for a comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which envisages the creation of a “sovereign and viable” Palestinian State. The document says that all Israeli forces must be withdrawn from the occupied territory no later than 2017. The draft resolution says that a negotiated solution should be based on several parameters including the 1967 borders, security agreements, and “Jerusalem as the shared capital of the two States which fulfils the legitimate aspirations of both parties and protects freedom of worship.” The text also “calls upon both parties to abstain from any unilateral and illegal actions, including settlement activities that could undermine the viability of a two-state solution.” The voting date has not yet been appointed.