updated 10/4/2006 9:07:23 AM ET 2006-10-04T13:07:23

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that talks with the ruling Hamas militant group on forming a more moderate coalition government have broken down.

Abbas also said a new Cabinet must be formed to end a recent surge in violence that claimed 10 lives in three days. He did not elaborate.

"There is no dialogue now," Abbas said at a news conference with Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa.

A preliminary coalition agreement announced on Sept. 11 "is over now, and we have to start from square one," he said.

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