'Abbas threatens to leave talks if pressured on key issues'

PA chairman tells 'Al Quds' newspaper that he "will not be pressured into signing anything," slams slogans thrown at him such as "enough with the concessions."

September 6, 2010 17:26
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PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY President Mahmoud Abbas. ‘Making concessions to him is no different from makin

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Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas declared during a visit to Libya that if he is pressured on key issues at the direct talks, such as borders and refugees, he will not accept it and "will take his bags and leave," Palestinian newspaper Al Quds reported on Monday.

"I will not be pressured into signing anything or taking even one concession with relation to all the aggressive attitudes around me," Abbas reportedly told the east Jerusalem newspaper.

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The paper reported that Abbas arrived in Tunisia to update president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on the direct negotiations.

Abbas also criticized other claims which have been directed towards him such as the slogan "enough with the concessions," Al Quds reported. The PA chairman questioned these allegations and said that "we have not conceded anything."

"The issues are clear. It is true that we are entering negotiations but we will not digress from our position on certain issues," Abbas said.

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