Abbas: We would delay UN statehood vote if talks progress

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday said that he would postpone a UN vote on unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state scheduled for September if he saw that the diplomatic process with Israel was progressing, Army Radio reported. Abbas made the comments during a meeting with members of J-Street.
"If progress was recorded in negotiations, September would become a meaningless deadline because our preference is a peace process," Abbas said.
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