Abbas says will step down as PA president if talks fail

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas indicated Thursday that he intends to step down from his post if peace talks with Israel fail, Army Radio reported.
Speaking at a Palestinian National Council meeting in Jordan, Abbas said that it is possible he will only serve as PA President for one more week, according to the report.
Abbas was scheduled to depart Amman for Libya on Thursday where an Arab League meeting was expected to take place to discuss whether the PA should continue with the talks if Israel's expired construction freeze is not extended.