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Palestinian leader Abbas: Peace talks so far 'without results'

Palestinian leader Abbas: Peace talks so far 'without results'

RAMALLAH, West Bank – For the first time since the start of the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations three months ago, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has publicly declared that the negotiations have not yet produced any results. The announcement is bound to upset the United States, which had agreed with both parties not to make any public declarations regarding the talks. The official Palestinian news agency WAFA on Monday published the full text of the speech Abbas made the day before to his top Fatah party members, in which he declared that the negotiations with Israel had so far been fruitless. “After all these rounds of negotiations, there is nothing on the...

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