Tensions flare in Kerry-Abbas meeting

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is said to have lost his temper during a heated meeting with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

Tensions flare in Kerry-Abbas meeting

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tensions flared in the meeting between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in capital of Jordan, Amman, on Thursday, as they commenced talks on the peace process between Israel and Palestine.

The meeting, which took place in the home of Palestine's ambassador to Amman, Atallah al-Khayri, was quickly disrupted after Kerry became so enraged that he stormed out of the meeting after just 10 minutes, according to an official who was present. It is said that the Kerry was protesting against plans to divide Al-Quds (Jerusalem) between the Israelis and the Palestinians, which was the basis of the negotiations.

After making a few phone calls in the garden of the ambassador, Kerry calmed down and returned to the table, where talks recommenced.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Kasım 2013, 10:26