Russia supports Abbas's emergency PA Cabinet

Russia on Monday said it supported Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's move to form an emergency government, but called on Abbas and Islamic Hamas to seek a "wide-ranging dialogue" and avert the deepening crisis. The ministry said Moscow expects that "the new emergency Cabinet of the Palestinian National Authority will take all necessary actions for the normalization of the situation, improving the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territories and most importantly, halting the inter-Palestinian conflict. "This requires the establishment of a wide-ranging dialogue between all Palestinian political forces, including Hamas," the ministry said.