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Palestinian President to Meet Obama in May


Palestinian officials said President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on May 28.

On Tuesday, the White House announced Mr. Obama has invited the Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian leaders for talks in the coming weeks.

President Obama has said he expects the Israelis and Palestinians to make "gestures of good faith" in the coming months, in an effort to revive the Middle East peace process.

Mr. Obama said he is a strong supporter of a two-state solution and that perpetuating the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not in the interest of the people in the region.

"The Washington Post" on Wednesday quoted top Israeli officials as saying they will not move ahead on the peace talks until they see progress on U.S. efforts to stop Iran's suspected pursuit of nuclear weapons and limit Tehran's regional influence.

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