WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2017 - Photo taken on Dec. 6, 2017 shows the White House in Washington D.C., the Unite States. U.S. President Donald Trump announced at the White House Wednesday his recognition ...
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2017 - Photo taken on Dec. 6, 2017 shows the White House in Washington D.C., the Unite States. U.S. President Donald Trump announced at the White House Wednesday his recognition ...
Amman, Dec 7

Jordan on Wednesday rejected US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said that the move is in violation of the international legitimacy resolutions and the UN charter, Xinhua cited state-run Petra news agency as saying.

He stressed the situation of Jerusalem is to be decided via negotiations and all unilateral Israeli measures should be considered as void.

The minister said Jordan rejected the decision, which will increase tension and strengthen the occupation.

"The decision, which preceded any results of the final status negotiations, fuels outrage and provokes the feelings of the Muslims and Christians across the Arab and Islamic world," said Momani.

He added that Jerusalem was among the final status issues that need to be addressed as part of a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which ensures the creation of an independent Palestinian state at the borders of 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital.

"All Israeli measures seeking to alter the status quo are invalid and void as stipulated by UN resolutions," said the minister.

Jordan will continue to exert all possible efforts in cooperation with the international community to reach a solution and realize the aspirations of the Palestinians in achieving their legitimate rights.

Jordan will continue its diplomatic efforts at all regional and international arenas to push for efforts to end the Israeli occupation.

 

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