White Home “very dissatisfied” by Palestinian president’s remarks to Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Astana on Oct. 13, 2022. Photograph: Vyacheslav Prokofyev / SPUTNIK / AFP through Getty Pictures

The White Home is “deeply dissatisfied” Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas informed Russian president Vladimir Putin that he mistrusts the Biden administration, a spokesperson for the U.S. Nationwide Safety Council informed Axios.

Why it issues: Since assuming workplace, the Biden administration has resumed sending lots of of thousands and thousands of {dollars} in help to the Palestinian people who was minimize in the course of the Trump administration.

Driving the information: Abbas met Putin on the sidelines of a world summit in Kazakhstan and informed him the Palestinians don’t belief America and that the U.S. can’t mediate by itself between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

  • “We do not belief it, we do not depend on it, and certainly not can we settle for that America is the only celebration in resolving an issue”, Abbas stated.
  • The Palestinian president then added he’s “completely happy and happy” with Russia’s help of the Palestinians.
  • “Russia stands by justice and worldwide legislation and that’s sufficient for us,” he stated.

Behind the scenes: Two U.S. sources briefed on the problem informed me Biden administration officers have been livid and made it clear to Abbas’ advisers.

  • Abbas’ remarks got here per week after his de facto quantity two Hussein al-Sheikh was hosted on the White Home by nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan. Al-Sheikh additionally met with deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman and several other different U.S. officers.
  • It was the primary official go to by a Palestinian official to Washington since December 2017 when the Palestinian president determined to boycott the White Home after Trump introduced he would acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
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The massive image: The diplomatic stalemate within the Israeli-Palestinian peace course of is eroding Abbas’ legitimacy and President Biden’s go to in July didn’t lead to any political deliverables.

  • The tensions between the Biden administration and the Palestinian management are rising amid escalating violence within the occupied West Financial institution.

What they’re saying: “We have been deeply dissatisfied to listen to President Abbas’s remarks to President Putin. Russia does NOT stand for justice and worldwide legislation, as evidenced by the most recent vote on the UN Normal Meeting,” a White Home nationwide safety council spokesperson informed Axios. The UN basic meeting handed a decision this week to sentence Russia’s annexations in Ukraine.

  • The Nationwide Safety Council spokesperson stated Putin is a “far cry” from the kind of worldwide accomplice wanted to constructively deal with the Israeli-Palestinian battle.
  • “President Biden, in distinction, has demonstrated U.S. dedication for many years to searching for artistic options and dealing towards the lasting peace wanted to advance stability and prosperity all through the Center East,” the spokesperson stated.
  • Palestinian officers didn’t instantly reply to a request for a remark.