Ma'an News Agency
November 4, 2010 - 12:00am

Continuous efforts have been made by US mediators to bring stalled peace talks back on track, President Mahmoud Abbas told the Kuwait News Agency KUNA on Wednesday.

As PA officials insist that the midterm elections - which took seats in the nation's congress away from President Barack Obama's Democratic party - will not harm the process, Abbas said officials from all parties involved were continuing efforts.

Beyond American involvement, he told the agency, Arab officials and representatives of the Middle East Quartet - made up of EU, US, UN and Russian delegates - were in dialogue with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in efforts to secure an end to settlement construction on Palestinian lands.

"If we achieve nothing from these talks we will search for other solutions with the support of the United States and the [UN] Security Council," Abbas told the paper.

Abbas also said he updated the king on the negotiations, including progress on settlements.


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