Abbas sees 'positive response' on visit to Greece

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that European governments have offered positive responses to his campaign for an end to EU economic sanctions on the Palestinian government. Abbas was in Greece as part of a European leg including several EU countries. "We received a positive response from everyone and hope soon to see this materializing in practice," Abbas said. "We call for the lifting of the embargo, as its continuation can only lead to the increase of extremism," he added. "We condemn extremism."