Abbas meets visiting senior US diplomats

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Abbas meets visiting senior US diplomats
PA chairman asks visiting US officials to remove PLO from terror list, reopen US consulate in Jerusalem.
Israel National News
12.06.22

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday held a meeting in Ramallah with visiting US senior diplomats, the Xinhua news agency reported. During the meeting, Abbas called on the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr to remove the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from the list of terrorism and reopen the US consulate in Jerusalem.

Abbas said the PLO "is a full peace partner and had signed a series of peace agreements, sponsored by the US, with Israel," according to the report. Abbas also urged the US side to work on reopening the closed offices of the PLO in Washington, which were shuttered by former President Donald Trump’s administration, noting that the PLO "is committed to the peace process and stopping all unilateral actions."

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