Palestinians Rule Out Extending Peace Talks

Beyond the nine-month time frame


Palestinian leaders have ruled out the possibility of extending peace talks with Israel beyond their nine-month time frame, chief negotiator Saeb Erakat said on Monday.

"We turn down any extension," Erakat told the official Voice of Palestine radio station, adding that some of his recent remarks about the matter had been misinterpreted.

"I said that if we reach an agreement on all final status issues, we could continue to discuss the details," he said.