Argentina follows Brazil, recognizes Palestinian state

December 6, 2010 19:21

Argentina announced on Monday that it has decided to recognize a "free and independent" Palestinian state, just days after Brazil said it would do so, unleashing sharp criticism from the US and Israel, reported AFP.

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner wrote a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas saying her country recognizes a Palestine as defined by the 1967 borders, AFP cited officials as saying Monday.Israel reacted with "sadness and disappointment" to Brazil's recognition, saying it violated a 1995 agreement with the PA that a Palestinian state should only be established through negotiations.

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