Abbas Takes Oath as Palestinian President

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/4286251/4286252" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript
Mahmoud Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas acknowledges applause following his speech, after being sworn in as Palestinian president to succeed Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Ramallah, January 15, 2005. Reuters hide caption

itoggle caption Reuters

Mahmoud Abbas is sworn in as president of the Palestinian Authority, a day after Israel cut off ties with his government. He says the Palestinian Authority is ready to fulfill its commitments with regard to the so-called "Road Map" for peace in the region. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.