Abbas to Putin: We refuse to cooperate in any form with the U.S. in its status of a mediator

PA president continues efforts to gain global support and mediators for peace process; Putin confirms he spoke with Trump ahead of meeting on conflict Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Abbas: We state that from now on we refuse to cooperate in any form with the U.S. in its status of a mediator, as we stand against its action.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Monday, their meeting centered on the Palestinian’s efforts to find international mediators to replace the United States’ role in the peace process.

Putin confirmed that he spoke with President Trump ahead of his meeting with Abbas, stating “I just spoke with American President Trump. Obviously, we spoke about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I would like to convey to you his best wishes.”… more

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