Transcript for US shutting down the PLO office in Washington
The United States will always stand with our friend and ally Israel. And today. Reflecting congressional concern with Palestinian attempts to prop than ICC investigation of his rail. The Department of State will announce the closure by the Palestine Liberation Organization office here in Washington DC. As President Reagan recognized in this context. The executive has the right to decide the kind of foreign relations if any the United States Romans maintained. And the trapped administration will not keep the office open. And the Palestinians refused to take steps to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel. The United States supports a direct and robust peace process. And we will not allow the ICC or any other organization. To constrain Israel's right to self defense.
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