No Mideast Peace Without Palestinians' Full Rights: Abbas

(MENAFN- Nam News Network) UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 (NNN-WAFA) – Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, said yesterday, there would be no peace in the Middle East, if Palestinians do not fully enjoy their legitimate rights.

“Those who think that peace can prevail in the Middle East without the Palestinian people enjoying their full and legitimate national rights would be mistaken,” Abbas told the General Debate of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.

He called for Palestine's full membership in the United Nations, and urged countries to recognise Palestine's statehood.

“I can neither understand, nor accept, that some states, including America and European states, are reluctant to recognise the state of Palestine, which the United Nations has accepted as an observer state,” he said.

He appealed for holding an international peace conference, in which all countries concerned with achieving peace in the Middle East will participate. He requested UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to make necessary arrangements for the conference.

He also called on the United Nations and the secretary-general, to implement the relevant resolutions to provide protection for the Palestinian people.

In the face of Israel's systematic destruction of the two-state solution, it has become necessary to call on each UN member state, in its national capacity, to take practical steps on the basis of the relevant resolutions, he said.

“My message to the international community is that, it should assume its responsibilities with full courage and implement resolutions related to realising Palestinian rights,” he said.– NNN-WAFA


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