US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he was not sure what to make of the Palestinian Authority leader’s announcement that Ramallah was absolving itself of all accords with Israel and the US, but he found it regrettable.
“We hope that the security arrangements will continue to be in place, that the work that’s done on the ground there to keep people in Israel and Palestinians safe will continue,” Pompeo told reporters. “I regret that he’s decided to abrogate these agreements.”
Pompeo’s statement came in response to PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ remarks Tuesday, who announced that Ramallah no longer considered itself bound by treaties with the US and Israel.
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