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July 28, 2013 11:19 am

Report: Palestinians Claim US to Oppose Any Interim Agreement In Favor of Final Status Deal

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with PA President Abbas in May 2013. Photo: State Department.

Jerusalem Post – The US has given the Palestinian Authority assurances that it will reject any Israeli proposals to establish a Palestinian state with provisional borders as part of an interim agreement, a senior Palestinian official was quoted on Sunday as telling the pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat.

According to Al-Hayat, Kerry promised PA President Mahmoud Abbas that Washington would oppose any Israeli attempt to avoid a final-status deal in favor of an interim arrangement. The senior Palestinian official was also quoted as saying that Ramallah would initially aim to come to agreement with Israel on the contours of a Palestinian state.

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