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In a phone call by US President Donald Trump, President Abbas rejects intentionsý to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

 

RAMALLAH, December 5, 2017 (WAFA) - President Mahmoud Abbas relayed to the US President Donald Trump in a phone call that he received from the US president at 3:30 p.m. occupied Jerusalem time against the grave consequences of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem or making any announcement that alters the long held US policy regarding Jerusalem.

President Abbas reiterated that such a move will have detrimental consequences on the peace process and the prospects for the internationally endorsed two-state solution.

Furthermore, president Abbas warned of the grave consequences on the stability and security of the region and the world at large.

In this regard, we reaffirm that our fixed and solid position is that there will be no Palestinian state without East Jerusalem as its capital in accordance with the international legitimacy resolutions and the Arab Peace initiative.

In this context, the president is continuing contacts with world leaders to prevent taking such a rejected move.

T.R./M.H./M.K.

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