CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Netanyahu calls for direct peace talks with Abbas

07-08-2010 13:41 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is continuing his trip to the US. During a speech in New York, Netanyahu again called for direct peace talks with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, said, "In the context of peace we could do a lot more for security, legitimacy and prosperity. All of this requires one thing. It requires negotiation. There are all sorts of impediments to negotiations that have been put up, all sorts of preconditions, all sorts of excuses. I suggest we do away with them. You either put up excuses or you lead. I propose to lead."

Netanyahu also met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York. A UN spokesman issued a very brief statement,saying they discussed the Middle East peace process, the Gaza blockade and Lebanon.

Ban said he was happy with Israel's decision to increase "the scope and quantity of materials" that are allowed into Gaza, but reiterated his call for further steps to address the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program