PLO Official: U.S.-Sponsored Bilateral Negotiations Are No Longer Acceptable

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Kifah Ziboun - Palestinians will not accept a return to direct U.S.-sponsored bilateral negotiations, according to PLO Executive Committee member Wasil Abu Yousef. He said they now demand international guarantees within a time-frame that ensures the Palestinian people receive a state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital. His statement comes after U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump expressed his support for direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis, and described it as the only solution for peace. The Palestinians are seeking international involvement similar to the "5+1" talks on the Iranian nuclear issue.

2017-01-25 00:00:00

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