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PLO ambassador presents flowers on Abbas’ behalf to North Korean President
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 17, 2012
"Bouquet of flowers in the name of the President [Abbas] to honor 100th birthday of the founder of North Korea"
"Ambassador of the State of Palestine to North Korea, Nimr Ismail, presented a bouquet of flowers, on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas, to President Kim Jong-Un. The bouquet was accepted by the Deputy Foreign Minister, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the country's founder, Kim Il-Sung.
An announcement published by the embassy yesterday said that Un, who accepted the bouquet at the [Foreign] Ministry's offices, thanked the President [Abbas] and said that this initiative greatly inspired the Korean people, and that it testified to the depth of the ties of friendship between the two peoples."
Abbas sends emissary to Beirut on death of Hezbollah religious leader
Source: Palestinian TV (Fatah), July 11, 2010
PA TV news host
: “Azzam Al-Ahmad, member of the Fatah Central Committee, as the emissary of President Mahmoud Abbas, at the head of the PLO delegation, presented condolences in Beirut on behalf of the Palestinian leadership and people for the death of the late religious leader, Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah.”
Note: Fadlallah was on the U.S. list of wanted terrorists and one of his final acts included authorizing a fatwa (Islamic religious ruling) sanctioning suicide attacks on U.S. troops and Israel. In addition Al-Jazeera reported: "The CIA accused Fadlallah of responsibility for the bombing that destroyed the Marines' barracks near the Beirut airport in 1983, in which hundreds of U.S. soldiers were killed."
Abbas sends condolences to family of Hezbollah spiritual leader
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 5, 2010
"President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday sent a condolence telegram to the President of the Republic of Lebanon, Michel Suleiman, and to the Fadlallah family, on the death of the religious scholar Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah.
The President wrote in the telegram: 'As we convey to you, on behalf of our [Palestinian] people and on my personal behalf, sincere feelings of participating in your sorrow and condolences from your brothers, we ask of Allah, Who alone has the power and the ability, to cover your dearly deceased with His mercy and that he should rest in Paradise, and that He should fill your hearts with patience and comfort, your government, your people - who are brothers to us - and to his [Fadlallah's] family.'"
Note: Fadlallah was on the U.S. list of wanted terrorists and one of his final acts included authorizing a
(Islamic religious ruling) sanctioning suicide attacks on U.S. troops and Israel. In addition Al-Jazeera reported: "The CIA accused Fadlallah of responsibility for the bombing that destroyed the Marines' barracks near the Beirut airport in 1983, in which hundreds of U.S. soldiers were killed."
Abbas sends emissary to visit Hezbollah spiritual leader Fadlallah
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2010
"President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday sent the PLO representative in Lebanon, Ambassador Abdallah Abdallah, to the Bahman hospital in Beirut to inquire about the health of the great religious scholar and legal authority, Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, and wish him a speedy recovery and good health. Ambassador Abdallah met with the great religious scholar's son, Ali Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, and with a group of his followers, who expressed their appreciation for the noble gesture by President Mahmoud Abbas. They expressed their great excitement, conveying to Ambassador Abdallah their best wishes to the President and to the Palestinian people, and wishing him victory and success."
PA Chairman Abbas congratulates Ahmedinejad on re-election
Source: Palestinian TV (Fatah), June 14, 2009
PA TV (Fatah) news broadcast:
"[PA] Chairman Mahmous Abbas today sent a congratulatory telegram to the Iranian President, Mahmous Ahmedinajad, on the occasion of his re-election as President of Iran."
Abbas proud of PA relations with North Korea
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 10, 2007
Official PA daily reports on PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas praising North Korean leader Kim Jong II:
"In honor of the day of the establishment of the Republic. The Chairman (Mahmoud Abbas) expressed in his letter his deep pride for the historic and strong relations that exist between Palestine and Democratic Korea."
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