Abbas confirms he will visit Iran, 'a sister country'

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
August 23, 2015 18:48

 
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Despite denials from Iran, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed Sunday that he will be visiting Tehran for the first time since 2012.

Speaking during a meeting with a delegation of Polish journalists in Ramallah, Abbas said, "There will be a visit to Iran, but no date has been set."

Abbas said that Iran "is a neighboring, sister country. Our relations with it were not good, but we have an embassy in Tehran, and therefore it recognizes us."

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