US decisions on Palestinian cause are worse than ‘deal of the century’ text: PM
Ramallah Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said the actions and decisions of the US administration regarding the Palestinians and their cause, including cutting aid to UNRWA and moving the American embassy to Jerusalem after recognizing it as the capital of Israel, are worse than the text of the “deal of the century”.
Shtayyeh made the remarks during a meeting here on Tuesday with US Senator Ron Wyden, where he discussed with him the latest political developments.
“Talking about annexing parts of the West Bank under the so-called settlement blocs destroys the two-state solution and eliminates any chance of establishing an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders,” Shtayyeh said.
“We must separate the Palestinian-American relations from the peace process or the political process that is going on. The stalemate of the peace process must not be met with punishment or blackmail from the American administration of the Palestinian people. We want it to be an honest peace broker, he added.
The prime minister called on the US Congress to follow suit of many other world parliaments and vote to recognize the state of Palestine and to lift the sanctions imposed on the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
Source: International Islamic News Agency