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The Latest: Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister

President Donald Trump is endorsing a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Reported by: AP [ Published on: September 26, 2018 20:00 IST ]
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's appearance at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local):

9:50 a.m.

President Donald Trump is endorsing a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He says that while he's with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "100 percent," Israel will have to do something that is good for the other side.

While meeting with Netanyahu on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday, Trump said "deals have to be good for both parties," but that he thinks the Palestinians "actually want to do something."

Last week, eight European Union nations urged Israel to reconsider its planned demolition of a Palestinian community on the West Bank and said they will not give up on a negotiated two-state solution with Jerusalem as the capital of both Israel and a new Palestinian state.

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9:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump says all U.S. options are on the table to help end the political, economic and humanitarian chaos in Venezuela — even the "strong ones."

As he arrived Wednesday for a third day at the United Nations, reporters pummeled Trump with questions about whether the U.S. would ever intervene in the South American country. Venezuela's inflation and homicide rates are among the highest in the world and more than 2 million people have fled the violence and conflict in recent years.

The Trump administration on Tuesday slapped financial sanctions on four members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's inner circle, including his wife and the nation's vice president, on allegations of corruption.

Asked if he would meet with Maduro, Trump said he would meet with anybody if it would help ease the suffering in Venezuela, which he described as a "disgrace."

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12:20 a.m.

More meetings with world leaders are on tap for President Donald Trump at the United Nations.

His schedule for includes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and later in the day the leaders of Japan and Britain. Trump is also set to chair a U.N. Security Council briefing on counterproliferation.

Trump's address to the General Assembly on Tuesday criticized what he called the "ideology of globalism" while heaping praise on his own administration's achievements. The self-congratulations drew headshakes and even mocking laughter.

Since taking office, Trump has removed the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, promoted protectionist tariffs and questioned the value of NATO.

Disclaimer: This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Associated Press (AP) wire.

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