` Mahmoud Abbas Signed ` International Conventions ‘ Citing his Anger at Israel’s Delay of Prisoner Release ‘

#AceWorldNews – RAMALLAH – April 01 – (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed more than a dozen international conventions on Tuesday citing anger at Israel’s delay of a prisoner release, in a move jeopardized United States, efforts to salvage fragile peace talks.

His unexpected decision came just a day before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had been due to travel to Ramallah for talks aimed at finalizing a complex, three-way deal that would enable the talks to continue into 2015.

However, a U.S. official said that trip would not now go ahead.

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