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Fatah official: Trump and Putin could work together in region, might be beneficial to Palestinians

Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, hosting Fatah Central Committee member Muhammad Shtayyeh

Fatah Central Committee member Muhammad Shtayyeh: “Politically speaking, you need to work with any president, Hillary [Clinton] or [Donald] Trump. This is the choice of the American people and we will act accordingly, and [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas sent him (i.e., Trump) a telegram of congratulation as President of the US…
He (i.e., Trump) shows a great amount of admiration for [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, and we understand – regardless of rumors and stories – that there was a sort of game [between them]. Putin also admires Trump. There is a relationship between them, and this could create understanding between the two world powers - Russia and the US. If there will be such an understanding, it is possible that a kind of new Yalta Conference (post-World War II conference in 1945 between the US, the UK, and Russia on reorganizing Europe –Ed.) could be held in the [Middle East] region, and this would influence the situation in Syria, Iraq, and Libya. We hope that if there would be international understandings on the issue that would positively influence Palestine.”