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Abbas’ advisor: US embassy transfer to “occupied” Jerusalem would end Palestinian preparedness for negotiation

Headline: “Shaath: Trump is still limiting our relations to the security aspect alone”

“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Foreign Affairs [and International Relations] Nabil Shaath said today, Wednesday [March 1, 2017], that American President Donald Trump’s administration is still limiting the dialogue with the Palestinian leadership to the security aspect alone, and is not holding any official political discussion with it.
Shaath noted in an interview with the [official Chinese] news agency Xinhua that… the Palestinian side is prepared to hold any type of discussion with the Trump administration, as long as it does not transfer the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem, and does not back down from the two-state solution, and in this way maintains the foundations of the peace process…
He also noted that the central Palestinian priorities include ‘opposing all of the possibilities of transferring the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, after the Trump administration postponed the matter but did not cancel it, which still concerns us.’”

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