Abbas to present Obama with conditions to resume peace talks with Israel
Palestinian Authurity chief Mahmud Abbas stated on Sunday he would tell US President Barack Obama later this month that resuming peace talks with Israel depends on its approval of a two-state solution. "We will go the Washington on May 28 to talk with the US administration about our conditions to resume peace negotiations with Israel in the future," Abbas was quoted in a statement after meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II.
"Our conditions and demands are based on the two-state solution and Israel's halt of settlement building as well as house demolitions. These are our demands and the demands of the Americans themselves to resume the talks."
On his part, King Abdullah noted that at the moment all efforts should be directed to to kickstart Palestinian-Israeli negotiations as soon as possible, Petra news agency reported. The Jordanian monarch and Abbas agreed that Israel should halt all settlement construction activities in the occupied West Bank, especially Jerusalem.