PLF Pakistan

 
 
 
 
 
 
You are here: Home
 
 

US has disqualified itself from MidEast peace process: Abbas

E-mail Print PDF

Gaza22Dec7PARIS (PNIC):-The U.S. can no longer play a mediating role in the Middle East peace process, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday after talks with his French counterpart in Paris.

Speaking at a joint news conference, Abbas and Emmanuel Macron welcomed Thursday's UN vote against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The vote saw 128 countries describe the U.S. decision as “null and void”. Nine countries voted against. The UN General Assembly vote was preceded by U.S. threats to withdraw aid from countries and cut backing for the UN.

"Following Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, the United States is no longer an honest mediator in the peace process. We will not accept any plans from the United States because of this partisan spirit and this violation of international law," Abbas said.

Abbas also condemned a threat by US President Donald Trump to end financial aid to the countries which voted at the UN against Washington’s move to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.”

Macron, for his part, condemned Washington’s declaration on Jerusalem al-Quds, saying, “The Americans have marginalized themselves and I am trying to not do the same thing.”

 
 
 
 
left direction
right direction
Israel delivers stop-construction notice in Jordan Valley
Palestinian youth beaten to death by Israeli soldiers
Gunshots fired inside Israel’s illegal Efrat settlement
Israel to seize Palestinian lands for settlement expansion
Israel imposes closure on West Bank, Gaza for Jewish holidays
Israeli airstrike kills 2 Palestinians in southern Gaza
Israel, biased US working against peace: Palestinian President Abbas
PLO envoy to US says family visas revoked
Ex-Israeli PM Barak likens Netanyahu to Romanian dictator Ceausescu
Dozens of Israeli settlers raid al-Aqsa Mosque in latest provocation
Israeli announces plan to expand settlement in occupied West Bank
8 Palestinians, including paramedics, injured in Clashes