Mideast: Abbas refuses to work with US on peace efforts

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in peace efforts, insisting he’ll no longer accept any U.S. plans for Mideast peace because of the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.Abbas met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris a day after the U.N. General Assembly resolution denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision.During a news conference, Macron was careful not to take sides, saying “the American mistake was to want to unilaterally manage from afar a situation whose solution is in the hands of the Israelis and Palestinians.”Abbas said the United States is “no longer an honest mediator in the peace process.”“We will not accept any plan from the United States of America because of its bias and violation of the international law,” he said.

 

Source: Mideast: Abbas refuses to work with US on peace efforts – The Washington Post

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