Presidential spokesman: Palestine will deal with any elected US president


RAMALLAH, November 9, 2016 (WAFA) – Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said Wednesday following the election of Donald Trump as the next US president that “we will deal with any president elected by the American people on the principle of achieving permanent peace in the Middle East based on the two-state solution on the June 4, 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital.”

He said in a statement that “the US administration should understand that the achievement of stability and peace in the region comes through a just solution to the Palestinian cause based on international legality, which will eradicate chaos and extremism in the world.”

Meanwhile, PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat said both the Republican and Democrat parties as in all previous US administration have said that a two-state solution is a top national interest.

He told WAFA that he hopes the next US administration “will change talk about the two-state solution to achieving this principle on the ground because security, peace and stability in this region will come only after defeating the Israeli occupation that started in 1967, some 50 years ago, and the establishment of the independent state of Palestine on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital to live in peace and security alongside the state of Israel.”

The US Republican candidate Donald Trump won in surprise move the elections for the next president defeating Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton.