Erekat: US not restarting peace talks ahead of UN state bid

September 4, 2011 12:33

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat on Sunday denied reports that the Obama administration has introduced a plan to restart peace talks with Israel to try to convince the Palestinian Authority to give up the bid to seek recognition at the the UN General Assembly.

The report, published by the New York Times on Saturday, said that Washington has launched an effort to avoid a clash stemming from plans by Palestinians to seek recognition as a state at the United Nations.

Erekat said that the Palestinian Authority had not received a new US proposal to resume negotiations with Israel, Israel Radio reported.

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