President Donald Trump stops to talk to the media as he leaves the United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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A senior Palestinian official said Monday it would be "utterly ridiculous" if Donald Trump did not commit to the two-state solution, ahead of a meeting between the US president and Mahmoud Abbas.Trump is due to meet Abbas on Wednesday before the Palestinian president's address to the United Nations General Assembly the same day.Palestinian officials have grown increasingly frustrated at the failure of Trump's team to commit to the two-state solution, the focus of international diplomacy since at least the early 1990s.Shaath said he was not optimistic that the meeting between Abbas and Trump would lead to significant shifts.
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