PA official: Abbas looks forward to developing relations with Iran

August 5, 2013 18:23

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was interested in developing more open relations between the Palestinian an Iran, Palestinian media cited PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki as saying Monday.

Al-Maliki expressed Abbas' hope to new Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri during a meeting in Tehran to congratulate newly sworn-in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on his inauguration.  During the meeting, al-Maliki reportedly conferred to the Iranian official complaints against ongoing Israeli activities, particularly relating to Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa Mosque.

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