White House ‘deeply disappointed’ after Abbas tells Putin he doesn’t trust US

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Thursday, Jan 23, 2020. Putin visits Bethlehem after he attended the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem. (Alexander Nemenov, Pool via AP)
Assessment: Biden spokesperson says Russian president ‘a far cry’ from international leader needed to address Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after PA president meets Putin, hails Russian stance … The White House issued a rare public rebuke of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday, after the latter publicly dismissed US efforts to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and indicated that Ramallah prefers that Russia play a more central role as a mediator while sitting alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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