Watch: Karine Jean-Pierre and John Kirby hold White House press briefing

Watch again as Karine Jean-Pierre and John Kirby held the daily White House press briefing on Tuesday, 24 October 2023.

It comes after president Joe Biden said that Hamas should release the hostages it kidnapped in its deadly attack on Israel before any ceasefire in Gaza is agreed upon.

Mr Biden made the remarks at an event on Monday, 23 October 2023, in response to a question from Andrew Feinberg, The Independent’s White House correspondent.

“We should get... We should have a ceasefire, not a ceasefire... we should have these hostages released and then we can talk,” said Mr Biden in response to Feinberg’s question.

Elsewhere Donald Trump will face Michael Cohen at his $250m civil fraud trial in New York.

Mr Cohen, the former president’s attorney and “fixer”, will testify in the case today in New York’s Superior Court.

Mr Trump called Mr Cohen a “proven liar” in a statement to the press outside of the courtroom.