Well this says it all. Abbas clearly has never had an intention of going through with peace talks. With the NO LAND SWAP statement his intention all along was to go to teh Un and make his demands for a state there. What Abbas does not realize is that teh various UN resolutions call for negotiaitioon on teh disputed territories not a fait accompli which he is looking for. Abbas is not a partner for peace. he has just shown his best hand. For now no peace. Tough cookies for Abbas. Put teh roadblocks back up as palis can not bre trusted.
Iraq calls Turkish assault on Kurdish militants a dangerous escalation (Reuters)