The following is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Secretary Blinken expressed continued concern about ongoing violence in the West Bank. He reaffirmed U.S. support for measures to advance freedom and security and improve the quality of life for the Palestinian people. The Secretary and President Abbas discussed their support for a two-state solution and opposition to actions endangering its viability.