Abbas to revive 'road map' talks at UN

Israeli spokeswoman Miri Eisen: Israel "all for restarting" 2003 peace plan.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 13, 2006 18:21

 
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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he planned to send a Palestinian delegation to the United Nations General Assembly session next week to revive the long-stalled "road map" peace plan. "We want to revive the road map at the United Nations," Abbas said during a televised news conference with Polish President Lech Kaczynski in the West Bank city of Ramallah. "We're all for the restarting of the road map," Israeli government spokeswoman Miri Eisin said, adding that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke about revitalizing the peace plan over the weekend with visiting British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The internationally backed road map, a staged plan that calls for the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, was launched by US President George W. Bush at a summit in Aqaba, Jordan, in June 2003. On Monday, Hamas and Abbas' Fatah Party agreed to form a unity government in hopes it would gain international legitimacy. Abbas said current Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas would likely remain head of the new government. Hamas officials said Tuesday they would not object to Abbas restarting peace talks with Israel.

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