Washington, May 23 -- United States President Joe Biden on Friday said a two-state solution was the "only answer" to the Israel-Palestine conflict emphatically reiterating the decades-old US policy that enjoyed no backing from his predecessor, former President Donald Trump.

Biden also said "there will be no peace" in the region if Israel's right to exist as an independent Jewish nation was not acknowledged and accepted.

Addressing a joint news briefing with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is visiting the US, Biden said, "There is no shift in my commitment to the security of Israel."

Biden's statement came a day after Israel and Hamas declared an unconditional ceasefire ending an 11-day conflict.

The US President also called for ...