RAMALLAH, May 4 (JMCC) - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas
says in an interview that he is wary about the prospects for coming indirect negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis. The talks, slated to start in coming days, will place the United States in the role of mediator between the two parties.
Until this moment, we can't say that it will start but there are indications, said Abbas. These indications started when the American administration offered commitments or let's say assurances that there will not be any acts of provocation during these talks.Read
We accepted this assurance and we went with that to the Arab League, to the Arab League peace initiative committee and they endorsed it.
Procedurally, the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee needs to approve the start of negotiations, and Abbas said negotiations will begin when the Palestinian leadership gives its go-ahead.
the interview at CNN...