Following the Israel-Egyptian agreement at Camp David, the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in many parts of the world has been expressing its reaction, In London, the PLO's spokesman, Mr Nabil Ramlawi, told reporter John Darby of Visnews that he opposed the suggestion that King Hussein of Jordan should become involved in further talks.
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SCU Mr. Nabil Ramlawi replies in English to reporter's question. (three shots)
RAMLAWT: "We are not surprised at this result. I would like to say that this result will never lead to the peace in the Middle East.... a just peace. And when we say a just peace, we mean the peace which gives the Palestinian people their national right in their homeland, including the return back to their homeland, and their property, and the right to establish their independent state of Palestine. If we look to the result of this agreement, as we have this morning, we didn't find any of our rights in our homeland. Thai's why I suggest it will never lead to any just peace in the Middle East."
RAMLAWI: "I don't know why king Hussein will join the talks really. King Hussein and Jordan have nothing to discuss about. West Bank is Palestinian land, and Gaza Strip is Palestinian land, and responsibilities of the Palestinians.... they are in the responsibility of Palestinians. The PLO, as the representative of the Palestinian people, has only the right to talk about the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and of our rights in Palestine, not the Jordan."
At the United Nations, Mr. Zedhi Terzi said the PLO would not honour the agreement. Peter Kimber asked about their initial response.
KIMBER: "The PLO is said to have issued a statement shortly after the agreement was signed that the fight will continue for the Palestinian cause."
ZEDHI TERZI: "This is...after all, you have to understand we have to fight for our rights. At the UN, we fight on the diplomatic level; we fight on the political level. But on the field itself, and in those territories which are under occupation, we will continue our armed struggle, because this is our legitimate right, and we have no alternative."
REPORTERS: LONDON: JOHN DARBY. UNITED NATIONS: PETER KIMBER.
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Background: Following the Israel-Egyptian agreement at Camp David, the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in many parts of the world has been expressing its reaction, In London, the PLO's spokesman, Mr Nabil Ramlawi, told reporter John Darby of Visnews that he opposed the suggestion that King Hussein of Jordan should become involved in further talks. At the United Nations, reporter Peter Kimber of Visnews learned from the PLO's UN representative, Mr Zedhi Terzi, that his people would keep on fighting on all fronts -- both diplomatically and in the field of battle -- to seek what they considered were their full rights.
SYNOPSIS: The PLO's offices in the heart of London are always subject to police security. Had the agreement surprised the Palestinians? Mr. Ramlawi comments: