Palestinian official: Slim chances to resume talks with Israel

Published October 26th, 2009 - 01:12 GMT

Peace talks with Israel are not expected to resume in the near future, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Monday, blaming Israel for the deadlock and calling on Washington to do the same. "The gap is still wide and Israel does not give a single sign of meeting its obligations under the road map, halting settlement activities and resuming negotiations where they left off," he told Voice of Palestine radio.

 

"I do not see any possibility for restarting peace talks in the near future," he said. "If President (Barack) Obama's administration cannot make Israel abide by its commitments, it has to announce that Israel is the party that is obstructing the launching of peace negotiations," Erekat said.

 

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