Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited Russia Monday in a bid to secure President Vladimir Putin's support following Washington's recognition of occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital.The Russian president was reported to have made the comments at the start of a meeting in Moscow with Abbas. Abbas has refused any contact with Trump's administration since Washington's recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the Israeli capital at the end of last year. Abbas is due to speak at the United Nations Security Council on Feb. 20 .In 2016 Russia offered to host one-on-one talks without preconditions between Abbas and Netanyahu but these never materialized.
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