Abbas advisor: “No great expectations from US delegation upcoming visit”

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Advisor for foreign affairs to President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Shaath on Thursday said that he was “not optimistic regarding the visit of the American delegation to the region this month,” pointing out that there are no great expectations about what will come out of this visit.

He told the official Voice of Palestine radio that his lack of optimism was due to US President Donald Trump not giving any special attention or references to the two-state solution and the right of Palestinians in Jerusalem or even rejection of Israeli settlements.

Shaath said the US president’s interest is focused on domestic problems while giving priority to international issues such as Iran, Venezuela and North Korea.

A delegation including Trump’s advisor, Jarred Kushner, US envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian Peace process Jason Greenblatt, and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell will be headed to the Middle East on 25 August.