Abbas sees no alternative to peace talks

RAMALLAH — Offering a positive note after two days of inconclusive Mideast peace negotiations, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he sees no alternative to continuing the talks in search of a peace deal with Israel.
"We all know there is no alternative other than negotiations, so we have no alternative other than to continue these efforts," Abbas said, speaking through an interpreter during a welcoming ceremony for visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Clinton and Abbas met at the Palestinian Authority's headquarters in the West Bank.