CAIRO, July 24 U.S. Secretary of State John
Kerry will not stay in the Middle East indefinitely trying to
broker a ceasefire to halt the Gaza conflict and will decide
soon whether the parties are willing to come to an agreement, a
senior U.S. official said on Thursday.
"Gaps remain between the parties, so his focus is on finding
a formula that both sides can accept," said the senior U.S.
official. "But he isn't here for an indefinite amount of time
and in the near future he will determine whether there is a
willingness to come to an agreement on a ceasefire."
(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)