Arab League say no peace talks if Israel continues building
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
UNITED NATIONS — The newly started direct peace talks will fail unless Israel extends a partial ban on settlement building in the West Bank, territory the Palestinians want for a future state, Arab League chief Amr Moussa warned.Moussa also reacted angrily Friday to a vote earlier in the day in the UN nuclear agency in Vienna that defeated an Arab call for Israel to join the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.Speaking on the sidelines of the United Nations annual summit in New York, Moussa said negotiations could not proceed if building of settlements continued on the occupied West Bank because it would threaten "the territorial integrity of the new state of Palestine.""Negotiations cannot go with settlements," he said.
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