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Kouchner: World Demands Freeze Extension
British FM: Continue Freeze
Clinton Met with Abbas Regarding Freeze
"The discussions are pretty intense right now," said Jeffrey Feltman, US assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs. "We are urging Israel to extend the moratorium and we are also making clear to the Palestinians that we do not believe that it is in their interest to walk out of the talks."
Ashton: Disappointed About Freeze End
Ashton said in a statement: "We are examining the consequences of this decision and consulting with the parties and our Quartet and Arab partners. The position of the EU is very clear: settlements are illegal under international law, constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to make a two-state solution impossible."