You condemned Abraham`s agreement as a betrayal. The new agreement breaks a long-standing Arab consensus that the price to pay for normal relations with Israel is Palestinian independence. DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran`s clerical and military elite is ratcheting up the volume of its rhetoric against a surprising deal between the United Arab Emirates and Tehran`s arch-enemy, Israel, to normalize relations. But the bark looks worse than the bite. The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement stressing that as a member of the UN Security Council and the Quartet, it supports the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He noted that the agreement suspended the annexation of parts of the West Bank, which he described as an important element of the agreement, and said that annexation plans were a major obstacle to the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian dialogue.  In a telephone conversation with Netanyahu on August 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hoped the deal would strengthen stability and security in the Middle East.  Negotiations in Norway between Israel and the PLO, the first direct meeting between the two sides, resulted in the Oslo I Agreement. The agreement was signed in the United States in September 1993. It called for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the West Bank and Gaza and the establishment of an autonomous interim authority for a transitional period of five years. A second agreement was signed in 1995. Nabil Abu Rudeineh[ar], a senior adviser to President Mahmoud Abbas, read an official statement in which the Palestinian leadership rejected the deal and called it a betrayal of Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinians.
 The Palestinian Authority (NPC) recalled its ambassador from Abu Dhabi.   Palestinian leaders also said that Hamas leader called Ismail Haniyeh Abbas and rejected the deal, which Reuters called a “rare demonstration of unity.”  The News International reported that after consultation and after examining the pros and cons of the outward and outward developments, Pakistan will take a position on the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. . . .