France won’t ‘automatically’ recognize Palestinian state if peace talks fail

France is stepping away from earlier assertions that it would “automatically” recognize a Palestinian state if a Paris-hosted international conference fails to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

“There is never anything automatic,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Wednesday at a news conference in Cairo, according to Agence France Press. “France will present its initiative to its partners. It will be the first step; there is no prerequisite.”

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/France-wont-automatically-recognize-Palestinian-state-if-peace-talks-fail-447450

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