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 statement from a National Security Council spokesperson appeared to be the first time the Biden administration has responded to escalating criticism from Ramallah, which has accused Washington of failing to pressure Israel to cease military operations in the West Bank while also only focusing on economic antidotes to the conflict, rather than political ones.

“the Lord has sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” Exodus 17:16

In remarks in front of reporters ahead of a private Thursday meeting with Putin at a conference in Kazakhstan, Abbas said, “We don’t trust America and you know our position. We don’t trust it, we don’t rely on it, and under no circumstances can we accept that America is the sole party in resolving a problem.”

Abbas clarified that the US can still play a peacemaking role “within the Quartet since it is a great country, but we will never accept it as the only one.”

By contrast, Abbas told Putin that he is “happy and satisfied with the Russian position.”

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