U.S. says 'gaps narrowing' in talks between Israelis and Palestinians

WASHINGTON - The State Department said on Thursday that progress was being made in US-mediated negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians meant to keep peace talks going, but denied reports from the region that there had been an agreement.


"Our negotiating team and both parties remain in intensive negotiation. They had another meeting today. The gaps are narrowing but any speculations about an agreement are premature at this time," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a regular briefing. (Reuters)