Abbas denies PA, Jordan split on UN statehood bid position

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday denied reports that there was any disagreement between Jordan and the Palestinian leadership with regard to the PA's plan to ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state on September 20.
During an interview with Jordanian newspaper al-Rai, Abbas said that the two sides had coordinated their position on the issue. Abbas was set to meet with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle in Ramallah on Sunday to discuss the UN statehood bid.
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