Palestinian President calls US dishonest mediator, says will not accept US peace plan

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas at the end of a joint press conference. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 22, 2017, 11.16 AM (IST)

Mahmud Abbas, the president of Palestine has said that his country will not accept any peace proposal by the United States. 

He said, " The United States has proven to be a dishonest mediator in the peace process and we will no longer accept any plan from the United States."

Abbas also hit out at US efforts to intimidate countries ahead of a vote at the United Nations.

"I hope that the others will learn the lesson and understand that you cannot impose solutions by using money and trying to buy off countries," he said.

President Abbas's remarks came in a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. 

The French President had said in the meeting that the United States had "marginalised itself" in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Macron's claims came in response to US recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 

He said, "The Americans have marginalised themselves and I am trying to not do the same thing."

Macron and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's conducted a joint press conference after their meeting.

French President Macron had also ruled out recognising a Palestinian state in the short term.

Earlier this month Donald Trump had recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Following which, the United Nations had condemned President Donald Trump's move.