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Abbas, Haley Trade Barbs Over Peace Process at UN Security Council

Abbas, Haley Trade Barbs Over Peace Process at UN Security Council”

In his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will confront the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

He said the conference should discuss a full membership for Palestine at the United Nations, and a time frame for the proposed two-state solution. Ironically, Abbas didn't get the chance, because the United States negotiators were ferried behind closed doors immediately after to take questions from the UN Security Council members.

In his speech, Abbas will also propose ideas to the security council on how to counter President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, move the USA embassy to the occupied city, close the Palestinian delegation office in Washington and cut aid to the Palestinians through the United Nations refugee agency. The situation has only worsened since, with Trump sanctioning and condemning the Palestinians repeatedly.

Kushner and Greenblatt are working on a new peace plan and met with the 15 Security Council ambassadors behind closed doors after the public meeting on Tuesday.

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Abbas, who shunned a visit by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to the region last month, said the conference should include the Palestinians, Israel, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members - the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France - the European Union and the United Nations. "Our negotiators are sitting right behind me, ready to talk", she said.

Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the so-called Quartet - made up of the United Nations, the United States, Russia and the European Union - and the League of Arab States could play a role in kick-starting the stalled peace process. The choice, Mr. President, is yours.

Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, called Abbas "part of the problem, not the solution".

The Trump administration is preparing a new peace plan even though chances for agreement appear dim.

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The Quarter is now composed of the UN, the European Union, Russia and the United States, with the USA influencing all its decisions.

The Palestinians see East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state and United Nations resolutions call on countries to refrain from moving their embassies to the city until its status is resolved in an Israeli-Palestinian deal.

Such an approach "would not cast doubt over the role of the United States, whose engagement in support of the peace process is indispensable", French Ambassador Francois Delattre said.

Tensions have also flared over the U.S. decision to cut funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).

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The United Nations granted Palestine the status of a non-member observer state in 1992, but an upgrade to full membership would require unanimous backing from the Security Council - an unlikely outcome, given the near-certainty of a USA veto.



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