The decision of the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel criticized in a number of countries. In particular, the position of Donald trump condemned in Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Qatar. The head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev stated that the United States violated the principle of a two-state settlement, security Council resolutions and UN General Assembly, as well as their obligations.
U.S. President Donald trump, earlier made the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was accused of violating international law. His position was criticized in a number of countries: Iran, Qatar, Turkey and Egypt. About it reports «Interfax».
«We condemn the irresponsible statement of the U.S. administration on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the transfer of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem,» said foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran stated that «severely condemn» the U.S. decision on Jerusalem. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has previously warned that such a decision will be «provocative and dangerous».
The foreign Ministry of Egypt said that it rejects the U.S. decision to transfer the Israeli Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem and expressed «great concern about the possible consequences.»
Jordan accused the President of the United States in violation of international resolutions. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Qatar, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said the decision trump a «dangerous escalation and a death sentence for everyone who wants peace».
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said that the recognition by Washington of the Israeli capital Jerusalem is contrary to international law. «The announcement of the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel violates international resolutions and agreements, and also contrary to the consensus prevailing in many States of the world,» he said.
As stated by the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, the U.S. violate the principle of a two-state settlement, security Council resolutions and UN General Assembly, as well as their obligations.
«The recognition of all of Jerusalem as the capital of one state — Israel — would be a flagrant violation of the principle of a two-state settlement, resolutions of the security Council and the UN General Assembly and private obligations of the United States. I believe that Russia’s reaction must be appropriate, and it will coincide with the overwhelming response of the international community,» he said. Kosachev fears that the U.S. decision will be a new «bomb» under the precarious situation in the region.
Earlier Wednesday, trump announced the decision to recognize Israel’s capital Jerusalem. He stated that he told the state Department to begin preparation of moving the us Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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