[Ed. – Not clear what the real import of this is, since all they’re doing is reiterating a position both of their governments have long held. It’s framed by Daily Mail — a reliable bellwether of the MSM’s narrative direction — as relating to Abbas’ announcement that he won’t be party to any more “peace” initiatives sponsored by the United States. It seems significant, but possibly more than it is. We’ll have to see where they go with it.]
Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan today agreed to support the creation of a Palestinian state as Palestine president Mahmud Abbas said that he would ‘no longer accept’ any peace plan proposed by the US.
The Russian and Turkish presidents spoke in a phone call a day after the UN rejected Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
A Kremlin statement said the two leaders ‘discussed the situation of Middle East peace talks in the context of the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on the status of Jerusalem.’