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Abbas sends condolences on death of South Vietnamese military leader
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 8, 2013
“Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam Sa’adi Al-Tumeizi conveyed the condolences of President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian people to the family of late Vietnamese general [Vo Nguyen] Giap, at his home in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Giap was considered a friend of the Palestinian people and the person responsible for Vietnam’s victories throughout the years of the Vietnamese national struggle against colonialism and foreign involvement during the last century. Ambassador Al-Tumeizi expressed the appreciation of the Palestinian leadership, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, of the outstanding role the deceased filled in strengthening the bonds of friendship and struggle that is shared by the two nations, the Palestinian and the Vietnamese. In addition, the ambassador conveyed his own deep condolences for his (Giaps’) death and declared that his death is a loss not only for Vietnam but for the Palestinian people and all nations struggling for freedom, independence and social progress.”
From WAFA, official PA news agency
Abbas sends “heartfelt best wishes” to North Korean ruler
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 10, 2013
“President Mahmoud Abbas congratulated his counterpart, Marshal Kim Jong-un, First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of [North] Korea, First Chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea, Supreme Commander of the [North] Korean People's Army, in honor of the celebrations of the founding day of the Republic [of North Korea] in his country.
In a telegram, the President [Abbas] extended [his] heartfelt best wishes to Marshal Kim Jong-un, to his esteemed government and to his nation, the friend [of the Palestinians]. He expressed our thanks and appreciation of the Democratic Republic of Korea’s strong position, its principled solidarity with our people and with its just struggle for freedom and for establishing an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.”
From WAFA, official PA news agency
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: Official Palestinian Authority TV, 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: Official Palestinian Authority TV, 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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