Trump on Israeli-Palestinian conflict: 'I like two-state solution'

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks during the opening of the IDF Exhibition in Tel Aviv

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks during the opening of the IDF Exhibition in Tel Aviv

China is attempting to "meddle" in the forthcoming USA mid-term elections, President Donald Trump told world leaders during a United Nations meeting.

"Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November, against my administration".

Trump did not provide any evidence on Wednesday for his allegation, which he made while chairing the council meeting. That official, who spoke on background, said that China had targeted farmers and workers in districts that make up Trump's base of support.

Beijing sees Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting unification and is deeply suspicious of the island's relations with the US.

USA intelligence agency conclusions that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 United States presidential vote have hung over Trump's presidency. "That's my feeling", said Trump, who is attending the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders.

Mr Trump also used his moment chairing the Security Council meeting in NY to talk about nuclear proliferation, issuing a strong warning to nuclear-aspirant Iran.

Addressing the UN Security Council this afternoon, Mr Trump said Beijing was meddling in the upcoming vote because America is "winning on every level" in the trade war between the two countries.

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However, a senior Palestinian official rejected Trump's comments in support of a two-state solution, saying his White House's policies were destroying hopes of peace. He showcased strong economic numbers, declared that the US military is "more powerful than it has ever been before" and crowed that in "less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than nearly any administration in the history of our country".

The US midterms elections are due to take place in November 2018.

Netanyahu also said that he had discussed Russia's pledge to supply Syria with S-300 anti-aircraft missiles with the president.

After accusing China of seeking to undermine his administration, Trump said it "has been a pleasure and an honor" to work with Xi, along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in attempts to broker peace on the Korean Peninsula.

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

He also waded into thorny Middle East politics, endorsing the two-state solution to bring an end the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

"Kim Jong-un, a man I have gotten to know and like, wants peace and prosperity for North Korea", Trump said. Trump, however, said that he was in no doubt that the Palestinians would soon return to the negotiating table.

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