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Abbas: We will not accept America to be the only peace broker in Middle East

Abbas: We will not accept America to be the only peace broker in Middle East

Deal of the Century

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas denied what was proposed by the American peace plan or better called as the deal of the century about establishing a road with a cost of $ 5 billion to connect the West Bank with the Gaza Strip. According to RT Arabic website.

During his meeting with the Association of Foreign Journalists, Palestinian president clarified that the establishment of the road had been already tackled in the Oslo Accords.

"Israel didn’t abide by the issue of establishing the road earlier in Oslo and America didn't invent anything new," Abbas said.

He went on saying, "Those billions that they talk a lot about will be taken from Arabs."  

Earlier, US president's advisor George Kouchner told Reuters that the deal of the century proposed a $ 5 billion to build a route through Israel to link the West Bank with the Gaza Strip.

In the same context, President Abbas expressed his confidence that the Manama conference will not succeed, adding that, "the conference was built on falsehood."  

The United States has earlier called for a conference in the Bahraini capital on Tuesday to discuss providing economic support for the Palestinians as part of its plan to reach a settlement in the Middle East. However, Palestinian Authority has boycotted it and called on Arab countries to boycott it too.

Palestinian president pointed out that the Manama's is for economic issues. "We need economy, money, and aids but above all, we need a political solution," he added.

"When the two-state solution is applied and the Palestinian State is built on the borders of 1967 in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy, then we will ask the word to help us." Abbas went on.

"We have said frankly that we will not accept America to be the only peace broker in the Middle East. We need Europe, Russia, the United Nations, China, Britain, and Germany too.

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