PA Abbas Willing To Extend Peace Talks By An Additional 9 Months

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has expressed his willingness to extended talks by an additional nine months, on the condition that talks held during this time focus on core issues – namely final border arrangements. “The parties themselves have been meeting regularly to try to achieve an agreement to extend the negotiations,” State Department Spokeswomen Marie Harf said Wednesday evening, noting that talks were now entirely focusing on extending negotiations, and not the attempt to reach a framework agreement.

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