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Mahmoud Abbas to deliver a rare address at UNSC meeting

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to deliver a rare address at the United Nations Security Council later this month.

Every month, the UN Security Council meets to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; normally, the ambassadors of Israel and Palestine attend.

This time, President Mahmoud Abbas will attend the session, an unusual move that Israel's UN ambassador says will put an end to any possibility of future peace talks.

Abbas is angered by the Trump administration’s decision to formally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the last straw was President Trump’s attack on him last week at Davos.


Al Jazeera's diplomatic editor James Bays reports.