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Moscow - Palestinian Leader Abbas Tells Putin He Wants U.S. Peace Role Diluted

Published on: February 12, 2018 02:34 PM
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Putin says at a meeting with the Palestinian leader that he has just had a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Putin says at a meeting with the Palestinian leader that he has just had a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Monday passed greetings from U.S. President Donald Trump to the visiting Palestinian leader, who responded that he doesn’t want to cooperate with Washington following its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Speaking at the start of their meeting in the Kremlin, Putin told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he was just off the phone with Trump.

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“Naturally, we spoke about the Palestinian-Israeli settlement,” he said. “I would like to convey to you his best wishes.”

Abbas responded that the Palestinians don’t want to cooperate with the United States as a sponsor of the peace process, but welcome multilateral cooperation.

Trump honored a campaign promise in December by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and vowing to relocate the U.S. Embassy there.

The move outraged Palestinians and others across the Muslim world. Palestinian leaders have said it means that Washington can no longer serve as a Mideast peace broker.

“We refuse to cooperate with the Americans as co-sponsors,” Abbas told Putin in remarks carried by Russian news agencies. “President Trump again surprised us. His decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and consider Jerusalem the capital of Israel was like a slap in our face.”

Abbas was quoted as saying he wanted an expanded new mediation mechanism to replace the Middle East Quartet.

“For instance, ‘the quartet’ plus some other countries like the model used to achieve the deal on Iran,” Abbas said, referring to international talks about Tehran’s nuclear program.

Abbas and his allies were left furious in December when U.S. President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and set in motion the process of moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv.



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 Feb 12, 2018 at 02:51 PM hashomer Says:

As Toxic Turnip's disastrous presidency contiues to shrink America's power and importance in the world, tyrants like Tsar Pootin and Red China's Xi will fill the gap. The US has lost standing everywhere, in 13 ugly months. And wait till the Mueller investigation rolls in soon. MAKE AMERICA GROPE AGAIN!

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 Feb 12, 2018 at 03:14 PM Yossi Says:

LOL...but the $$$$ from trump he wants?

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 Feb 12, 2018 at 04:28 PM Educated Archy Says:

"Abbas responded that the Palestinians don’t want to cooperate with the United States as a sponsor of the peace process"

Laughable another page in the Arafat play book. They never miss a opportunity to miss an opportunity.

Don't kid yourself guys Abbas doesn't want a peace deal at all. They want from to sea to sea. The two state solution or pre 1967 border is baloney. Its a game. And meanwhile they want jewish blood.

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 Feb 12, 2018 at 05:20 PM JCSHOULSON Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

As Toxic Turnip's disastrous presidency contiues to shrink America's power and importance in the world, tyrants like Tsar Pootin and Red China's Xi will fill the gap. The US has lost standing everywhere, in 13 ugly months. And wait till the Mueller investigation rolls in soon. MAKE AMERICA GROPE AGAIN!

The United States is more respected now than it has been in decades. Everyone knows that the US is strongly behind Israel. Trump is the best friend the Jews have had in the white house since the beginning of time. America finally has a President who actually gives his word and keeps it.

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 Feb 12, 2018 at 07:09 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

As Toxic Turnip's disastrous presidency contiues to shrink America's power and importance in the world, tyrants like Tsar Pootin and Red China's Xi will fill the gap. The US has lost standing everywhere, in 13 ugly months. And wait till the Mueller investigation rolls in soon. MAKE AMERICA GROPE AGAIN!

Trump has accomplished more in his first 6 months in office than Obama did in 8 years. The only ones you are referring to in your prayers for international juggling is the greater friendship between Putin, China, and the Arabs. I feel really sorry for you if you believe that. It is not based on fact or reality, and I know enough to avoid arguing against delusional systems.

Mueller investigation has so far failed to discover a shred of evidence about Russian collusion. However, it did uncover thoroughly criminal behavior by Hillary y"sh and several of the her associates. There is ample basis to expect the result of this special counsel being indictments against many in the Democratic Party, with Hillary being at the top of the list.

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 Feb 12, 2018 at 07:34 PM AmYisroel Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

As Toxic Turnip's disastrous presidency contiues to shrink America's power and importance in the world, tyrants like Tsar Pootin and Red China's Xi will fill the gap. The US has lost standing everywhere, in 13 ugly months. And wait till the Mueller investigation rolls in soon. MAKE AMERICA GROPE AGAIN!

You dumb moron it was your messiah the Iranian fuhrers tuches kisser the obamanation who gave him billions of dollars to fund the murder of Jews in Israel
It was the obamanation who who supported abbas and condemned israel at every turn
It was the obamanation who stopped the investigation into Hezbollah drug trafficking for the Iranian fuhrer so he could get his deal
It was the obamanation who kowtowed to every dictator he met from Cuba's Castro to Venezuela's Chavez
It was the obamanation who voted against Israel in the un
The democrats are The anti Israel party
79% of republicans support Israel vs 27% of democrats
81% of conservative republicans support Israel vs 5% who support the palestinians
19% of liberal democrats support Israel vs 35% who support the palestinians
Democrats are feh you're feh

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 Feb 12, 2018 at 07:46 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
JCSHOULSON Says:

The United States is more respected now than it has been in decades. Everyone knows that the US is strongly behind Israel. Trump is the best friend the Jews have had in the white house since the beginning of time. America finally has a President who actually gives his word and keeps it.

save your breath, hasomer n co is lost case

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 Feb 12, 2018 at 07:45 PM ber Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

As Toxic Turnip's disastrous presidency contiues to shrink America's power and importance in the world, tyrants like Tsar Pootin and Red China's Xi will fill the gap. The US has lost standing everywhere, in 13 ugly months. And wait till the Mueller investigation rolls in soon. MAKE AMERICA GROPE AGAIN!

trumps presidency is not shrinking americas world power no matter how you lefty would love it to be. on contrary us got more respect . will not waste time to refute cause u keep on coming with your garbage.

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 Feb 12, 2018 at 09:43 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Why would America have any role at all? America is now simply an Israeli puppet. Why would there be a need at the table for someone who simply says what they are told to say?

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 Feb 12, 2018 at 10:19 PM Zzzzz Says:

Yes OF COURSE abbass y’s would LOVE the type of deal Obama handed Iran! A license to build nukes, $140 billion secret gift in the dead of night, and ignoring all their violations of the deal! That’s exactly the type of deal abbass loves!

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 02:19 AM grandbear Says:

Abbas is still in power and the money keeps going into his pockets, so why change a good thing?As long as the money is there and the adulation of europe keeps up ,we will have that murdering thief in power.

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 10:35 AM Anonymous Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

Why would America have any role at all? America is now simply an Israeli puppet. Why would there be a need at the table for someone who simply says what they are told to say?

Sorry, but your comment is moronic, and that's a compliment. America has no problem telling Israel off. Trump has done just so a few times in the past week. Until now, America, especially under Obama, was a spokesperson to further the tolerance and support of Muslim terror and to bash Israel. The Obama administration never missed a chance to deligitimize Israel's need for security and safety. Other commenters here provided partial lists of this closet terrorist's abuse of American support. We now have a president and administration that removed America from the list of countries that support terror.

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 11:11 AM Educated Archy Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

Why would America have any role at all? America is now simply an Israeli puppet. Why would there be a need at the table for someone who simply says what they are told to say?

Liar Liar

America is the world leader who finally sticks up for whats right instead of caving into your lying Muslim friends. No more will we fear those animals. Time to stand up to the bully and say no.

And time to stop your habitual lies.

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