Palestinian official dismisses US threats to cut aid if PA dismantles

April 22, 2014 13:37

The Palestinian Authority has dismissed US threats to cut off financial aid if PA President Mahmoud Abbas dismantles his government if peace talks with Israel fail, a Palestinian official said Tuesday.

Following reports over the weekend citing PA official as saying the government in Ramallah could dismantle itself as a result of Israeli "intransigence," US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki warned on Monday that such a move would have implications - including financial - for relations between Washington and the PA. 

Veteran Fatah leader Qadura Fares told Army Radio that the goal of Palestinian "struggle" was seeking the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, not was not aimed at procuring money from the international arena - including America and Europe.

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