Arab League Affirms Support of Abbas in Negotiations

CAIRO, March 17, 2014 (WAFA) – The League of Arab States, in a statement Monday, affirmed its support of President Mahmoud Abbas in the ongoing US-sponsored Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.

Deputy Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmad Bin Helli, stressed the importance of Abbas’ visit to the U.S. today to discuss the latest developments on the peace process with the U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama.

“The Palestinian issue is experiencing a crisis due to Israel’s ‘intransigence’. Therefore, the United States, which has undertaken sponsorship to negotiations, should take the Palestinian issue out of the current impasse caused by the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu,” said bin Halli.

He added the U.S. maybe capable of rescuing the negotiations by obliging Israel to achieve a just and comprehensive peace as per stated in the Arab Peace Initiative, calling upon the U.S. to pressure Israel to abide by the international terms of reference regarding the peace process.

“We still affirm that if the Palestinian issue remains unresolved the region will remain troubled, and all [the concerned parties] should hold the responsibility in this regard,’ he said.

source : WAFA NEWS