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Lieberman rules out imminent possibility of renewed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has ruled out the possibility of a breakthrough in the political process due to what he claimed is "the Palestinian negotiator's lack of interest".

During a meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee on Monday morning [January 9], Lieberman said that the Palestinian Authority had only agreed to participate in last week's meeting with Israel in Amman as it could not refuse Jordanian King Abdullah II's invitation and asserted doubts about Palestinian intentions to resume direct negotiations.


He also expressed his belief that the Palestinian side would "resort to accusing Tel Aviv of ruining the peace talks once they end while trying to re-engage in hostile activities towards Israel at the United Nations and its institutions".

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