Palestinians snub US M-E peace plan as Kushner keeps mum on political details Jun 27, 2019 0 425 12345 ReutersMANAMAPalestinians poured scorn on the Trump administration’s much-touted peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Wednesday, saying its framework for a trade and investment boost ignored their political aspirations for statehood.Gulf states attending an international meeting in Bahrain, orchestrated by the plan’s architect, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, gave it qualified support. But they also stressed that any peace settlement must be based on two-state solution.Kushner told reporters his team would release the plan’s political details, which remain secret, “when we’re ready”, adding: “We’ll see what happens”. He said a peace deal would happen when both sides are ready to say “yes”. He acknowledged that they may never get there.Neither the Israeli nor Palestinian governments are attending the meeting.Senior Palestine Liberation Organisation official Hanan Ashrawi, speaking in the West Bank city of Ramallah, said the Manama conference was “quite disingenuous”. “It is totally divorced from reality. The elephant in the room is the (Israeli) occupation itself,” she told a news conference. Several thousand Palestinians demonstrated in Gaza Strip and burned posters of Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “No to the conference of treason, no to the conference of shame” read one banner. RELATED ARTICLES Trump warns any conflict with Iran 'wouldn't last long' Jun 27, 2019 0 1472 Iran ‘never seeks war’ with US, says Rouhani Jun 27, 2019 0 480 Iraq must not be dragged into another regional war: President Jun 27, 2019 0 498 Swiss ban planemaker Pilatus from operating in Saudi Arabia and UAE Reuters ZURICH Switzerland has banned planemaker Pilatus from operating in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying on Wednesday the company had breached Swiss rules on giving logistical support to .. Erdogan says no indication from Trump of US sanctions over S-400 deal Reuters ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he had not seen indications in his talks with President Donald Trump that the United States will impose sanctions on Ankara over its purchase of .. Saudi probe dodges who ordered Khashoggi murder: UN expert Reuters GENEVA The UN executions investigator said on Wednesday that leaders attending the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, this weekend should press Saudi Arabia to take “full responsibility” for what she called the state .. Oman to open first Gulf Arab embassy in Palestinian areas Muscat: Oman said on Wednesday that it will open an embassy in the Palestinian territories in support of the Palestinian people, in a first for a Gulf Arab state. The announcement coincided with a US-led economic workshop .. Iran tells UN it cannot save nuclear deal Iran told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that it cannot “alone” save the nuclear deal, turning up pressure on the Europeans, Russia and China as it moved toward a possible breach of its commitments to limit its ..