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Sunday, 26 August 2012 - 13:30
Abbas threatens Iran summit boycott over Hamas
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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will boycott the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Iran if his Islamist rival Ismail Haniya of Hamas attends,.

Foreign minister Riyad al-Malki said in Ramallah that President Abbas will not take part in the Non-Aligned summit if Haniya is present, no matter what form his attendance takes.

A Hamas spokesman earlier said Haniya would attend the conference in Tehran "in accordance with the invitation from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad."

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