Obama, Cameron discuss Mideast peace

NEW YORK (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the U.S. and Britain are “keenly interested” in resolving the decades-long conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Obama commented Wednesday afternoon as he sat down with British Prime Minister David Cameron in New York.

Cameron also expressed interest in “moving again” on the Mideast peace issue.

In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Obama said there are no short cuts to peace. He urged the Israelis and Palestinians to sit down and solve the issues themselves.

The Palestinians have pledged to seek a declaration of statehood from the U.N. Security Council. Obama said such a move won’t solve the issue and the U.S. has pledged to block it.