Middle East peace process in limbo

Palestinian president's decision throws spanner in the works.

    The decision by Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, to bow out of politics has raised doubts over the future of the Middle East peace process.

    Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, in praising his efforts said she would work with Abbas in whatever capacity he was working in the future.

    But it remains to be seen if the US, whose backing of the Israeli position on illegal settlements led to Abbas' decision, will now try to keep him.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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