Published on 9 July 2015

Palestinian FM: France dropped peace process attempt

French Foreign Ministry denies claim, says Paris still intends to advance resolution at UN.

Published in I24 News July 8, 2015
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki claimed that France has dropped its attempt to restart the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. According to Haaretz, Al-Malki told the Voice of Palestine radio station that "the French initiative to put forward a UN Security Council resolution based on the two-state solution and renewing peace talks is no longer topping the agenda of French leadership and they have withdrawn [from the idea]."
However, the French Foreign Ministry denied the claim and said it has no intention of giving up on its bid to advance the resolution.
"We haven't given up," a French Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement. "We will push for a UNSC resolution on Israel-Palestine as long as it gains a consensus that would allow it to be implemented"... Read more.