Palestine resists the US push to achieve its own form of peace with Israel, Abbas tells Putin

It’s “not the best period” in Palestine’s relations with the US as Washington is trying to “impose its solutions of the most sensitive issues” towards a peaceful settlement with Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said, during a meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Palestine disagrees with the relocation of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and other steps taken by the Americans in preparation of what Donald Trump describes as “the deal of the century,” Abbas said. He also singled out the expansion of Israeli settlements to Palestinian territories “a major problem,” TASS reported. Putin agreed that “the situation in the region was difficult,” adding that he was glad to inform Abbas on his talks with other Middle East leaders regarding the Israeli-Palestinian issue.