The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov received from Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine liberation Organization Saeb Erikat message for Vladimir Putin. It was Mahmoud Abbas, who asked the Russian leader to affect US and to overturn the transfer of the U.S. Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to influence the US to the American Embassy in Israel moved from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The message conveyed to the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine liberation Organization Saeb Erekat, informs «Interfax». According to him, Palestine requested that «Russia has taken some steps, such as affect US, that they are not transferred its Embassy to Jerusalem.»
Yesterday, January 12, Abbas sent the elected President of the United States Donald Trump warning about the negative consequences of a possible transfer of the Embassy, reports TASS. The Palestinian leader urged trump to abandon this step because of «its devastating implications for the peace process based on the principle of «two States for two peoples.» He also said that «the decision about the annexation of East Jerusalem by the Israeli occupation authorities is contrary to international law».
In addition, Abbas sent a letter with a request to prevent the transfer of the diplomatic mission of the United States to Jerusalem, to the heads of several States. Besides, Vladimir Putin the message needs to obtain the leader of China, XI Jinping, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa may.
Earlier during the election campaign, trump has promised to move the Embassy to Jerusalem. The law on the change of location of the diplomatic mission was passed by Congress in 1995. However, former U.S. presidents bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama decided to move the Embassy to the city, the status of which is one of the key problems of the middle East settlement, it is dangerous. In this regard, they postponed the decision.
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