Palestinian FM: US Seeking Contact with PA

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki yesterday revealed that US officials have sent messages that they want to resume contacts with the Palestinian Authority (PA).

However, Al-Maliki said that there has been no contact with the US Administration, stressing that any contact must be proceeded by US recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, Al-Wattan Voice reported yesterday.

Al-Maliki � who is visiting New York to attend an unofficial meeting of UN Security Council member states on the Palestinian issue � said that the US thinks it can lure the Palestinians with money and they will concede Jerusalem or a future Palestinian state, Al-Wattan Voice reported, citing Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

He also called on US officials to cancel their decision regarding Jerusalem:

Meanwhile, the foreign minister stressed that Arab states do not put pressure on the PA but respect our positions and pass them to the US Administration.

Source: Palestine Chronicle