Palestine's Abbas warns UN of 'last chance' for peace
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned the United Nations on Thursday that United States (US)-brokered peace talks offered the "last chance" as he demanded an agreement with Israel that permanently resolves all disputes.
Speaking before the UN General Assembly, Mr Abbas urged no let-up in international pressure on Israel to stop building settlements on Palestinian land.
"Time is running out, and the window of peace is narrowing and the opportunities are diminishing," Mr Abbas said.
"The current round of negotiations appears to be a last chance to realise a just peace," he said.