Palestinian reconciliation talks in Yemen extended through Saturday

March 21, 2008 15:11

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says reconciliation talks in Yemen between his Fatah Party and the Gaza Strip's Islamic Hamas rulers have been extended through Saturday in an effort to reach a breakthrough. Each side has accused the other of causing the talks to fail. But Abbas said Friday that Fatah and Hamas have agreed to keep the talks going through Saturday, at the request of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. "We don't want to say the talks have failed," Abbas said. "We hope for a positive outcome."

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