Report: Kerry extends Mideast trip in hopes of reviving peace talks

Secretary of State John Kerry has extended his diplomatic mission to the Middle East for a day, fueling speculation he's moving towards a revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Kerry spent the day meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan and had a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, according to Bloomberg.

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While officials from the United States have not yet confirmed the prospect, extending his visit has been seen as a sign that the initial efforts towards bringing the two nations together for talks have been fruitful.

Asked by a reporter whether he had made progress on the trip, Kerry said only that he was "working hard."

Kerry is still slated to fly to Brunei on Sunday for a meeting with foreign ministers.