Arafat’s Deputy says he may agree to meet Israeli Premier
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's deputy, Mahmud Abbas, has hinted he may agree to meet Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon if the Palestinian leader approves it, according to a report Tuesday.
Abbas said he "did not oppose" a meeting with Sharon "if it is necessary and if its follows a precise agenda" agreed by Arafat's Palestinian Authority, Al-Hayat reported.
He again denied Israeli media reports that he had already met Sharon ahead of the Israeli Prime Minister’s re-election last month. The reports were an "attempt to sow intrigue" by suggesting he had gone ahead with a meeting without Arafat's knowledge, Abbas said. (Albawaba.com)
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