President Abbas, who met Bush in
However, Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said the fact that despite US pledges to help broker a deal by the end of Bush's term in January, all final status issues remain unresolved, saying "time is running out."
"What we are looking for is not just a definition of a state, we need to start implementing an agreement leading to a state," Abu Rudeina said after Bush declared that "we can get a state defined by the end of my presidency."
"We need an agreement so we can start implementing, otherwise talking about the definition of a state is good, but not enough."…cna
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