Abbas: We will renew UN statehood push if talks not resumed

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July 7, 2012 21:42

 
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said that while negotiations with Israel are his "first, second and third option," he would resume attempts to gain recognition for a Palestinian state at the United Nations if talks were not relaunched.

In an interview with Channel 2, Abbas would not give an exact timeframe for a UN move, saying he would not like to give ultimatums, but would rather see the implementation of international resolutions and agreements he has already made with Israel.

Abbas said that negotiations hinged on the release of 123 Palestinian prisoners who have been in Israeli jails since before the signing of the Oslo Accords.

Abbas reiterated his belief that Israel's continued building in the West Bank was detrimental to the future of a two-state solution.

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