Moderate Arab Nations May Back U.S. Peace Plan Despite PA Opposition

(Israel Hayom) Daniel Siryoti - Top officials in the moderate Arab nations have reportedly informed U.S. Middle East envoys that they would back an American peace plan for the region regardless of whether the Palestinian Authority agrees to discuss it. Senior officials in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE told White House adviser Jared Kushner and U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt that they will not stand in the way of the U.S. Middle East peace plan. However, officials in all four nations made it clear that they would not be party to any deal that compromises Palestinian interests. A senior Jordanian official said Sunday that the "Arab states will not be the ones to throw a wrench in the wheels of the peace process, and that Abbas' continued refusal to work with the Americans will lead to a regional peace plan being launched without him."

2018-06-26 00:00:00

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