Friday, June 15, 2007
EU, Quartet, Jordan express full support for PA Chairman Abbas
"......Jordan on Friday also threw its support behind Abbas, saying he is the legitimate leader of the Palestinians.
Arab foreign ministers met in Cairo on Friday in an emergency session on how to deal with the split in the Palestinian territories and the militant Hamas' takeover of Gaza.
"The government rejects any dissent or defiance to the legitimate authority and stressed the necessity to protect the Palestinian National Authority and its President Mahmoud Abbas," spokesman Nasser Judeh said in a statement carried by the official Petra news agency.
Jordan's King Abdullah called Abbas to express sadness for what was described as the deteriorating situation in Gaza and called for an immediate end to the bloody infighting among Palestinians, the official Petra news agency reported."