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TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) – The Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat has asked all countries to boycott a Bahrain-hosted meeting to discuss the economic aspects of the Deal of the Century.According to Anadolu news agency, earlier this week, Washington announced plans to hold a major conference in Manama, where US officials are expected to unveil the economic aspects of the 'Deal of the Century', a backchannel US Israel-Palestine peace plan.

Speaking to Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV, Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat called on all countries to boycott the 'economic workshop' scheduled to be held in Manama for June 25 and 26.

Erekat said that the United States is applying a policy of intimidation in the region, adding that the US President Donald Trump's administration is the main backer of far-right ideology in Israel.

Also in this regard, Abbas Zaki, a member of the central committee of the Palestinian Fatah Movement told Al-Mayadeen that the Bahraini-hosted meeting is the first step of the the so-called 'Deal of the Century' and animosity towards Iran tops its agenda.

Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt has urged Palestinian Authority to not skip the US-led meeting hosted by the tiny Persian Gulf country.

Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have announced their participation in the meeting, while Qatar has stressed in a statement that the 'economic workshop' will not succeed without addressing the political solution favoured by the Palestinians.

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Original Article Source: Mehr News | Published on Saturday, 25 May 2019 17:10 (about 87 days ago)