Jordan's foreign minister says that Palestinian statehood is the most important issue now facing the world and that it fuels extremism gripping the Mideast.

Nasser Judeh made the comment on Tuesday at the Arab Media Forum in Dubai.

Judeh says the "Palestinian cause represents the essence of the conflicts and crises in the region."

He added that "every day of delay where the international community does not exert pressure toward reaching a fair and just settlement of the Palestinian cause will lead to another day of darkness where the forces of extremism and terrorism can act. Then humanity as a whole will pay the price."

Peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities on a two-state solution have stalled. Israel's Foreign Ministry declined to comment on Judeh's remarks.