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Telephone call between Revolution Leader, the former President
[13 September 2017]
President congratulates President of Kyrgyz Republic on National Day
[30 August 2017]
Republican decree appointing undersecretary of Ministry of Health
[28 August 2017]
President congratulates Ukraine President on national day
[23 August 2017]
President meets Chargé d'Affaires of Russian Embassy
[22 August 2017]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Scores of Saudi-paid mercenaries killed in al Dhalea
[24 September 2017]
Saudi aggression warplanes destroy water wells drilling rig in Saada
[24 September 2017]
Army bombs military vehicle in Marib
[24 September 2017]
Army attacks mercenaries in Mokha
[24 September 2017]
Dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries killed in Nehm
[24 September 2017]
 
  Reports
Report: 49 Yemeni civilians killed in 212 Saudi aggression airstrikes in six days
[05 April 2017]
Roundup: 1107 Saudi airstrikes kill 135 Yemeni civilians in March
[29 March 2017]
Roundup: Saudi kills 15 Yemeni civilians in 112 airstrikes on Yemen in 3 days
[25 March 2017]
Report: Saudi kills 68 in 301 airstrikes on Yemen in 7 days
[23 March 2017]
Roundup: Saudi kills 30 in 235 airstrikes on Yemen in 6 days
[15 March 2017]
 
  International
Water minister meets visiting EU delegation
[17 September 2017]
President congratulates his Tajik counterpart on National Day
[08 September 2017]
President congratulates his Korean counterpart on National Day
[08 September 2017]
President congratulates his Libyan counterpart on National Day
[02 September 2017]
President congratulates his Slavic counterpart on Constitution Day
[02 September 2017]
  International
Abbas threatens to stop talks if Israel renews settlement
[06/September/2010]

RAMALLAH, Sept. 6 (Saba) -- The Palestinians' participation in peace talks with Israel depends on the Israeli government's decision when a 10-month moratorium on Jewish settlement in the West Bank ends later this month, President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday, according to Xinhua.

If Israel "extended the settlement freeze, we will continue the negotiations, and if it did not, we will go out from the talks," the Ramallah-based al-Ayyam newspaper quoted Abbas as saying.

Washington announced the resumption of the direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on Sept. 2 in ceremonies which were attended by Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian leaders.

Abbas said that he informed U.S. President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) will continue the negotiations until seeing how Israel is going to work when the ultimatum ends on Sept. 26.

By accepting a U.S. invitation to resume the negotiations, the Palestinian leadership has given up a principle that it had declared since 2008: no talks without commitment to freeze settlement.

The Palestinians hope to reach a framework agreement with Israel within a year. The framework deal would involve all outstanding issues that, if settled, would make a Palestinian statehood alongside Israel a viable fact.

Abbas said the issues of security and borders would be the first topics in the discussions. "Borders are our priorities and security is their (Israel) priority," Abbas said.

He explained that if agreement was achieved on the borders, other key issues including the status of Jerusalem, settlement blocs and water would be automatically resolved.

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