U.S. rejects Abbas' political plan for Palestinian state: official
The United States rejected Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' political plan for establishing a Palestinian state, a senior Palestinian official unveiled on Friday.
The official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that Washington has officially informed the Palestinian leadership of its rejection to the political plan.
Two weeks ago, a high-ranking Palestinian delegation, headed by chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, handed the peace plan in a meeting held in Washington with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
"Washington officially told the Palestinian side that the United States rejects unilateral Palestinian plan and warned of any consequences would be a result of such plans," said the official.
The plan calls for ending the Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in 1967 within a short time schedule and then establishing an independent Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital.
Ahmed Majdalani, the member in Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee, stated earlier that if the United States rejects the Palestinian plan, the Palestinian side will go to the UN Security Council and ask for ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.
"In case our request to the Security Council to end the Israeli occupation is rejected, the Palestinians will hold the international community responsible and will join all the international agencies and treaties," said Majdalani.
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