PressTV: Palestine opens first W Europe embassy in Sweden

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) speaks next to Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom during the inauguration of the Palestinian Embassy in Stockholm, February 10, 2015.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) speaks next to Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom during the inauguration of the Palestinian Embassy in Stockholm, February 10, 2015.

Palestine has opened its first embassy in Western Europe in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm amid Israel’s anger.

According to official Swedish sources, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom attended the inauguration ceremony of the Palestinian embassy in Stockholm on Tuesday night.

Israel’s reaction

Israel has lashed out at the Swedish government for the inauguration of the Palestinian embassy.

This decision “is an unfortunate consequence of the mistaken policy adopted by the Swedish government. It will serve no purpose and certainly not advance us in the pursuit of negotiations,”said Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon.

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Abbas is currently in Stockholm to hold talks with the Swedish officials and secure…

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