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    Moscow could provide a new approach toward the resolution of conflicts in the Middle East, Palestine's ambassador to Russia said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's growing influence on the international arena may help cease US complete control over the settlement of conflicts in the Middle East, Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal said Tuesday.

    "Now, we have to stop US monopoly on the Meddle East problem resolution. Of course, here, a special role belongs to Russia, and if circumstances ripen, we could convene an international conference," Nofal told a press conference at Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

    The ambassador added that Moscow could suggest a new vision as was the case with Syria.

    He stressed that Palestine and Russia would try to facilitate working out a new approach to the Middle East situation, which was necessary because US efforts never brought any serious results.

    Palestinians seek diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip.


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