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Newsline: Palestine wants Russia’s help in preventing relocation of US embassy in Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has forwarded a letter to Russian leader Vladimir Putin asking Moscow to influence Washington so that the US embassy in Israel is not moved to Jerusalem, Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, told reporters on Friday. “We have received information on the latest statement of [US President-elect] Donald Trump in which he said that his administration planned to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem,” Erekat said. “In the letter, which I have handed over [to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov] today, we ask Russia to take steps so that the United States do mot move its embassy to Jerusalem.”

http://tass.com/world/924976

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