Argentina's president urges Middle East peace

AP News
Posted: Nov 23, 2009 3:16 PM

Argentina's president says Israel and the United States should do more to push for peace in the Middle East.

Cristina Fernandez said while hosting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday that every participant needs to comply with international agreements.

But she singled out the U.S. in particular, saying it can do more than it has. Last week, Fernandez urged visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres to recognize a Palestinian state.

For his part, Abbas urged President Barack Obama and other Israeli allies to pressure Israel to stop building more settlements on land the Palestinians consider to be theirs.