Abbas to Obama: Impose peace deal
RAMALLAH,West Bank–Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas today called on US President Barack Obama to “impose” a solution to the unending conflicts in the Middle East.This signals the Palestinians’ growing frustration after nearly two decades of failed negotiations with Israel to give his people an independent state.
“Mr. President [Barack Obama] and members of the American administration, since you believe in this [an independent Palestinian state], it is your duty to take steps toward a solution and to impose this solution,” Abbas said in a speech.
In a speech to leaders of his Fatah movement in the West Bank city of Ramallah a day after talks there with Obama’s Middle East envoy, the Palestinian president says he’s against the establishment of a Palestinian state within temporary borders.
“Mr President and members of the American administration, since you believe in this [an independent Palestinian state], it is your duty to take steps toward a solution and to impose this solution.”,Abbas said.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.