Washington - President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he believes there is a "chance" for a Middle East peace settlement, long one of the most elusive goals of US diplomacy."I think we have a chance of doing it," he told reporters during a White House news conference with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.Trump acknowledged that previous administrations had come close to, yet never reached, a deal between Israel and the Palestinians. But he said: "We're going to give it our best."The president said both sides wanted peace and that the United States had "tremendous talent" working on the problem. He did not mention his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who last month led a US delegation to the region to discuss reviving the peace process. Those talks were greeted with pessimism, although officials hope that better relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel can help propel a regional solution.Palestinian leaders have grown frustrated with the White House after initially holding out hope that Trump could bring a fresh approach to peace efforts despite his pledges of staunch support for Israel.But Palestinian leaders note the White House has not even clearly committed to a two-state solution to the conflict, in contrast to longstanding US policy.