UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The Palestinian Authority is ready to govern a nation but deadlock with Israel has made a two-state solution far from certain, the UN special envoy for the Middle East peace process said Tuesday. Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have been on hold for 10 months. They broke down shortly after Washington relaunched the first direct negotiations between the two sides for nearly two years. "The Palestinian Authority is ready to assume the responsibilities of statehood at any point in the near future," Serry said in a briefing to the UNSC.