US secretary of state John Kerry said on Wednesday that any potential new opening for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks could be lost if there was no progress by September as he made his fifth trip to the region in four months.
Speaking in Kuwait on Wednesday, Mr Kerry said that he was not setting a firm deadline but insisted that the two sides needed to make headway before the United Nations General Assembly in September, when the Middle East peace process will be debated.
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Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that progress toward a Middle East peace agreement needed to be made before September, as he headed for a fifth trip to the region amid increasing talk of a possible breakthrough that could return Israeli and Palestinian leaders to the negotiating table after years of stalemate.
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