Ahead of key UN speech, Palestinian leader Abbas eschews direct peace talks with Israel

September 30, 2015 9:20 AM

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RAMALLAH, West Bank – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says a new "multilateral" approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is needed since direct negotiations have failed.

Ahead of his Wednesday address to the United Nations, Abbas says the model should be based on the type of negotiations process that took place in the Balkans, Libya and Iran.

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