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Abbas not to attend NAM summit in Iran if Hamas PM invited

08-25-2012 05:55 BJT

RAMALLAH, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Irannext week if Hamas leader Ismail Haneya is invited, a Palestinian official said Friday.

The official, Saeb Erekat, when commenting on a statement by Haneya's office that the Iran has invited Hamas prime minister to participate in the summit, said "there is one legitimate leadership for the Palestinian people."

"The Palestinian leadership will not participate in the summit if Haneya was invited as a Palestinian official or as prime minister," another official from Abbas's Fatah party, Jebril al- Rjoub, told Xinhua.

Hamas has been ruling Gaza Strip since it routed pro-Abbas forces in 2007.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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