Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, confirmed that the Palestinian sideâ€™s stance towards international legitimacy has not changed, in terms of talks with either the Israeli or American side.
Abbasâ€™s remarks came during a press briefing after meeting with the Egyptian President Husni Mubarak, in the Sharm Elsheikh town of Egypt.
â€œWe donâ€™t want the Americans to negotiate with the Israelis on our behalf, we rather want them to stand by legitimacy and maintain the least of nonbiased positionâ€, Abbas told reporters.
He added that for the Israelis, â€œwe are negotiating with them but we are not ready to deliver illusions but we want to say that things have been sorted out alreadyâ€
He asserted that the Palestinian side will not be ready to postpone any of the outstanding negotiations issues such as the refugee problem and the status of east Jerusalem.
The Palestinian President called on the ruling Hamas government to renounce control over Gaza and return to dialogue with his Fatah party. Hamas ousted Fatah-loyal forces from Gaza in June2007.
Abbasâ€™s statements came prior to a planned meeting in Sharm Elshiekh with President Mubarak and U.S President Gorge W. Bush.