June 26, 2012

Abbas calls for peace conference in Moscow amid Putin visit

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas called on Tuesday for an international peace conference in Moscow after meeting with Russian President Vladmir Putin in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Putin, who met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, is on a brief Middle East visit that analysts say is to shore up Russia's clout in the region amid the unpopularity of its support for the Syrian regime. Read more.

Ma'an

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