By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and plans to return to Jerusalem for more talks with the Israelis as he continues his latest round of Mideast diplomacy. He hopes to get both sides back to the negotiating table.
Kerry is using Amman as a base for the talks. He drove to Jerusalem Thursday night for a dinner meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that lasted about four hours.
He and his delegation returned to Amman early Friday. Around noon, he drove to a diplomatic area of Amman for a luncheon with Abbas.
Referring to his lengthy meeting in Jerusalem with Netanyahu, Kerry told Abbas they had a good meeting and said that he will go back to Jerusalem.