Today, speaking at the 'Modern Russian-Arab Relations' roundtable, Khairi al-Oridi, Palestine's Ambassador to Russia said that, 'All Arab countries agree that what is going on in Chechnya is Russia's domestic affair.' According to a Rosbalt's reporter, he also said that. 'All Arabs are proud of their long-time friendship with Russia and keep trying to carry it on. We are for undivided, strong and internationally influential Russia.'
Mr. Al-Oridi also said that Palestine believed the UN must work out a clear-cut concept of terrorism and that Palestinians trying to oppose those who stole their country should not be called terrorists. The Ambassador believes that Israeli policies toward Palestine are based on political and racial discrimination and do nothing to achieve security in the Middle East.
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