Dmitry Peskov believes that the statement of the American President will not help the middle East.
Recognition by the President of the United States Donald trump Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not conducive to a middle East settlement, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. His words to the correspondent “Tapes.ru” on Thursday, December 7.
“We know that not all agree with this decision of the President of the United States. Moreover, it was quite a sharp reaction in Ramallah and in General, among the Palestinians,” — said the representative of the Kremlin.
Peskov noted that this contributes to “split the international community.” “What to do? Continue to seek solutions through political and diplomatic means, although the situation has certainly deteriorated,” said he in response to the question of how to address the situation.
Before Donald trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He also instructed the state Department to begin work to transfer the U.S. Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Criticized the decision made by many world leaders. So, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the status of Jerusalem should be resolved through dialogue of the two States (Israel and Palestine). The President of France Emmanuel macron believes that trump’s decision was contrary to international law.
Statement of the American President are going to discuss at an emergency meeting of the UN security Council, which will be held on Friday, December 8, writes Reuters.
Israel proclaimed Jerusalem as its capital after the War for independence in 1949. In 1967 after the six day war he took East Jerusalem and United it with the Western, but the UN has not recognized it. Embassies of countries, including diplomatic relations with Israel are mainly in tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Herzliya.
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