Palestinian president Abbas ready to work with Trump for peace

RAMALLAH - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday he is willing to work with US President-elect Donald Trump to reach a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel.


"We want to emphasize our willingness to work with the newly-elected American administration... to achieve peace... based on a two-state solution," Abbas said during an event marking the anniversary of his Fatah party. 


Abbas thanked the US for its UN abstention vote last week, which allowed the Security Council to adopt a resolution declaring Israeli settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians illegal.