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Putin speaks to Abbas, expresses concern on US plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Ahram Online , Wednesday 6 Dec 2017
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File Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with PA President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, on April 18, 2016 (Photo: Reuters)
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Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that President Vladimir Putin had a phone conversation with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas on the expected US recognition to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Russian News Agency (TASS) reported on Wednesday.

Putin, according to Peskov, told Abbas that the "situation is complex" and "expressed concern" about "its possible exacerbation."

"However, we do not want to talk about the decisions that have not been announced yet" Peskov was quoted as saying.



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