but not too sure about the Iranian scenario as a diplomatic resolution is preferable. I think that President Abbas must meet with PM Netanyahu despite the outstanding problems with regards to what's happening with settlements. If the Palestinians are determined to establish a Palestinian state in the near future, the settlements will be addressed anyways along with borders. There's no purpose to further delay dialogue with the Israeli Government because this government is not going anywhere in the near future so it's better to be open minded for a possible breakthrough.
U.S. says working on initiative to de-escalate Syria fighting, with focus on Aleppo (Reuters)
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