Biden reiterates support for independent Palestine

US President Joe Biden reiterated on Friday he remained supportive of an independent Palestinian state but said the "ground is not ripe" for restarting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Mr Biden delivered the assessment at a news conference with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank.

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