U.S.-Allied Arab States Back Abbas

[Reuters] Foreign ministers of U.S.-allied Arab states meeting in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday expressed support for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas who remains at odds with Hamas. Ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen also backed the Palestine Liberation Organization as the "sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people," after Hamas called for it to be replaced by a body less dominated by allies of Abbas.

2009-02-06 06:00:00

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