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US disregarded international resolutions: Palestinian President
10 : 46 AM - 07/12/2017
Ramallah, Dec. 7 (BNA): President Mahmoud Abbas has said that with US President Donald Trump declaring that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, he has chosen to disregard all international resolutions and bilateral agreements, preferring to ignore and contradict the international consensus expressed by many countries and leaders of the world, its spiritual leaders and regional organizations over the past few days on the issue of Jerusalem.

"These measures are a reward to Israel’s violations of international resolutions and an encouragement for Israel to continue its policy of occupation, settlements, apartheid and ethnic cleansing," Abbas was quoted by the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA).

President Abbas added, "These measures also serve extremist groups attempting to turn the conflict in our region into a religious war that is dragging the region, which is living critical situations in the midst of international conflicts and endless wars. This is what we have always warned of and we have rejected and fought."

The Palestinian leader said, "These measures, which are denounced and rejected, are a deliberate undermining of all efforts to achieve peace, and is a declaration of the withdrawal of the United States from playing the role which it has played over the past decades as a peace broker."


BNA 0741 GMT 2017/12/07

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