US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he would not let criticism of his Middle East peace efforts attributed to Israel's defense minister deter him from trying to achieve a framework Israeli-Palestinian deal. "We just can't let one set of comments undermine that effort, and I don't intend to," Kerry told a news conference in Kuwait, where he was attending a donors' conference for Syria. He said that he and Benjamin Netanyahu were “both very committed to moving the process forward” and that he always knew the talks would be difficult, but he did not believe the status quo was sustainable.