UNITED NATIONS, New York: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday said Donald Trump's promise of a peace agreement contradicted decisions made by his administration since taking office, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
He said Palestinians has welcomed the US president's launch of a peace initiative, but said they were "shocked" by decisions and actions that clearly contradicted his commitment to the process.
"With all of these decisions, this administration has reneged on all previous U.S. commitments, and has undermined the two-state solution," Abbas said in his address to the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations.
"I renew my call to President Trump to rescind his decisions and decrees regarding Jerusalem, refugees and settlements.
"It is ironic that the American administration still talks about what they call the 'deal of the century'. But what is left for this administration to give to the Palestinian people? Humanitarian solutions?"
He also called on Trump to rescind his decisions recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and cutting aid to the Palestinians, which he said had undermined the two-state solution to the Middle East conflict.