U.S. Department of State, Washington DC, September 10, 2018. Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson, announced today that “the administration has determined after careful review that the office of the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington should close”,
citing the refusal of Palestinian leaders to enter into peace talks with Israel.
“PLO leadership has condemned a U.S. peace plan they have not yet seen and refused to engage with the U.S. government with respect to peace efforts and otherwise,” spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. “As such, and reflecting congressional concerns, the administration has decided that the PLO office in Washington will close at this point.”
Ambassador Dr. Husam Zomlot, head of the PLO General Delegation to the United States, condemned the US administration’s decision to close the Palestinian mission to the US. He accused the US administration of “blindly executing Israel’s “wish list”.
He accused the US administration of “committing to protect Israel from unlawful acts, and provide it with full immunity to kill the two state-solution, and continue violating basic human and national rights of the people of Palestine, while attacking and undermining the international system of legitimacy and legality”.
Source of information – https://www.state.gov, http://www.plodelegation.org