Abbas Asks Ally Obama To Impose Peace Deal on Israel
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas knows e ha great ally in Washington DC. Today the leader of the Palestinian Fatah Party urged President Obama to impose a peace deal on the region.
For some reason, Israel is not so hip to the idea.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the Obama administration on Saturday to impose a solution to the Middle East conflict that would give his people an independent state.
“Mr. President (Barack Obama) and members of the American administration, since you believe in this (an independent Palestinian state), it is your duty to take steps toward a solution and to impose this solution,” Abbas said in a speech.
Abbas made the remarks to members of his Fatah party in the West Bank city of Ramallah a day after talks there with Obama’s Middle East envoy. George Mitchell is in the region to try to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
“We’ve asked them (the Obama administration) more than once: ‘Impose a solution’,” Abbas said.
Mitchell told Israel and the Palestinians on Friday that Obama wants a comprehensive peace deal to be a reality soon and not in some vague and distant future time.