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Abbas says moving US embassy to Jerusalem destroys peace

RAMALLAH, January 9, 2016 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas called on Monday upon the United States president-elect Donald Trump not to go ahead with moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

In an official letter, Abbas told Trump that such move will likely have disastrous impact on the peace process, on the two-state solution and on the stability and security of the entire region, since Israel’s decision to annex East Jerusalem contradicts with international law.

Abbas also sent similar letters to the presidents of Russia, China and France, the German Chancellor, the United Kingdom prime minister, chairmen of the European Union, African Union, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Secretary General of the Arab League asking them to spare no effort to prevent moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.


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