Abbas, Saudi king call international community to guarantee establishment of Palestine
Palestinian Authority chief Mahmud Abbas held talks on Friday with King Abdullah that focused on the stalled peace process with Israel, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported. They discussed "developments in the Palestinian issue and efforts exerted to put the peace process back on the right path," it said.
The two leaders also discussed the "need for the international community to assume responsibility to achieve a just and comprehensive peace that would guarantee the Palestinian people's right to establish its independent state on its national soil, with Jerusalem as a capital," it added.
Abbas left Riyadh on Friday afternoon, the agency added.
A Palestinian diplomat in Riyadh told AFP Thursday that Abbas' visit "comes at a critical stage in the negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis."
Meanwhile, an Arabic newspaper reported Friday the the security forces of the Palestinian Authority uncovered a secret weapon cache which belongs to Hamas. It was found in Ramallah. The Palestinian Authority claums the weapons were aimed at its senior officials.
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