Published: 2017-11-21 17:01
Last Updated: 2017-11-21 17:01
Palestinian officials announced on Tuesday "freezing" the meetings with Americans after the latter threatened to shut down the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington, according to Agance France-Presse.
Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Reyad Malki said "practically, they are freezing the meetings by shutting the office down."
A spokesperson of the PLO said that the organization has received orders from the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to "stop communicating Americans at all."
Office of the PLO, considered the official representative body for all Palestinians, is opened with a permit from the American Foreign Minister; permit is renewed every six months, a period that ended last week.
American Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused last week to renew the permit of the PLO office, an official at Foreign Ministry said that not renewing the permit is related to some "statements made by Palestinian officials."