This Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 photo shows the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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The Trump administration has reversed its decision to order the Palestine Liberation Organization's office in Washington to close, instead saying it would impose limitations on the office that it expected would be lifted after 90 days.Last week, U.S. officials said the PLO mission couldn't stay open because the Palestinians had violated a provision in U.S. law requiring the office to close if the Palestinians try to get the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israelis. The United States delayed shutting the office for a week while saying it was working out the details with the Palestinians, before reversing course late Friday.Although the U.S. does not recognize Palestinian statehood, the PLO maintains a "general delegation" office in Washington that facilitates Palestinian officials' interactions with the U.S. government.In 2011, under the administration of former President Barack Obama, the U.S. started letting the Palestinians fly their flag over the office, an upgrade to the status of their mission that the Palestinians hailed as historic.
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