The President of the Palestinian national autonomy Mahmud Abbas has declared that refuses from the format of direct negotiations with Israel. According to the Palestinian leader, they must come to the international conference. He stated this during his visit to Tokyo.
«We support the French initiative, the group of international sponsors, which could include the permanent members of the UN Security Council, Arab countries and other leading countries such as Japan,» said Abbas.
The foreign Minister of the PNA Riyad al-Malki, accompanying Abbas, warned that without progress in the peace process there is a vacuum, which will benefit the group «Islamic state».
«These are not empty words. If the US and Europe refuses to facilitate the settlement, while the Arab world plunge into other problems, nothing else to be expected. The extremists have gained control over everything you can,» he said.
Commenting on these statements, a source close to the Israeli Prime Minister said that the only way to peace is through direct negotiations between the two sides. «The Palestinians know this perfectly,» added the source.