December 8, 2017 / 6:37 PM / in 7 months

Palestinian president says U.S. can no longer broker peace

GAZA (Reuters) - The United States cannot broker the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday, in response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

FILE PHOTO: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

“We reject the American decision over Jerusalem. With this position the United States has become no longer qualified to sponsor the peace process,” Abbas said in a statement. He did not elaborate further.

Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Editing by Alison Williams

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