Palestinian president Abbas accuses US of undermining two-state solution

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called on US President Donald Trump to rescind his decisions recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (AFP)

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday accused Donald Trump’s administration of undermining efforts towards a two-state solution, a day after the US president said he would unveil a new Middle East peace plan.

Abbas called on US President Donald Trump to rescind his decisions recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and cutting aid to the Palestinians, which he said had undermined the two-state solution to the Middle East conflict.

“This administration has reneged on all previous US commitments, and has undermined the two-state solution, and has revealed its false claims of concern about the humanitarian conditions of the Palestinian people,” the Palestinian Authority president told the UN General Assembly.

The Palestinian president said: “I renew my call to President Trump to rescind his decisions and decrees regarding Jerusalem, refugees and settlements.”

He stressed that ‘biased’ US cannot be the sole Mideast mediator.

Abbas further said that East Jerusalem will always be the capital of the Palestinian people, calling for the protection of the Palestinian civilian population.

With Agencies

 

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