Ma'an News Agency
November 18, 2009 - 1:00am

President Abbas confirmed on Tuesday the unilateral decision to seek UN recognition of a Palestinian state in accordance with the recent Arab Peace Initiative committee’s support, during a news conference with Egyptian President Hosni Mobarak.

Abbas confirmed the Palestinian Authority’s commitment to appealing to the UN Security Council for a resolution recognizing a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with Arab support.

The PA completely rejects former Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz’s plan to establish a state on temporary borders, Abbas said, and further criticized Hamas’ approval of the temporary borders plan.

On the issue of unity Abbas stressed his party's dedication the Egyptian-sponsored reconciliation agreement and blamed Hamas for its failure thus far citing their failure to sign the conciliation document.


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