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Rex Tillerson: «the Palestinian authority stopped paying benefits to the families of the terrorists»

On Tuesday, June 13, U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said, speaking at the session of the Senate foreign Affairs, Palestinian national authority ceased to pay benefits to the families of terrorists.

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According to Tillerson, the change in this question was followed by meetings of US President Donald trump and President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington. «We were very clear on this issue and made it clear to the Palestinians that such a practice is unacceptable,’ said Tillerson. The Palestinian authority must cease to pay benefits to the families of terrorists and those convicted for violent acts against other people.»

U.S. Secretary of state noted that the cessation of payment of allowances to families of terrorists was one of the conditions Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the resumption of negotiations with the Palestinian authority.

In may 2017 the Senate made the point about the allocation of financial assistance to the Palestinian authority paragraph, the reduction of aid in the amount of salaries that the Palestinian leadership pays to the families of detained in Israeli prisons of terrorists.

Speaking to senators, the U.S. Secretary of state touched on the problem of North Korea, stating that it is one of the main priorities of American foreign policy. According to Tillerson, United States find in this issue understanding from their partners, including in China. Next week is expected to meet representatives of the United States and China, where the issue of North Korea will be the main on the agenda.

U.S. Secretary of state noted that relations with Russia were and remain strained due to disagreements on the situation in Ukraine, in Syria, and because Russia rejected accusations of trying to influence the results of the US presidential election in 2016. Tillerson stressed that the administration seeks to resume a working relationship with Russia, particularly on the issue of Syria.

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Rex Tillerson: «the Palestinian authority stopped paying benefits to the families of the terrorists» 14.06.2017

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