King Warns Trump of Consequences of US Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem

Jordan Calls for Emergency Ministerial Arab League and Islamic Cooperation Organisation Meeting

تم نشره في Tue 5 December / Dec 2017. 12:00 AM
  • His Majesty King Abdullah II on the phone - (Archives)

AMMAN —AlGhad— His Majesty King Abdullah II warned US President Donald Trump, over the phone today, Tuesday, of the consequences of relocating the US Embassy to the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ayman Safadi announced that an emergency ministerial meeting of the member states of the Arab League and the Islamic Cooperation Organisation (OIC) will convene on Sunday.

Ahead of anticipation, Trump contacted King Abdullah to discuss the relocation.

His Majesty, once again, stressed to the US President that the relocation will do far more damage than good, and will certainly jeopardise the whole premise of peace.

Jerusalem is key to achieving peace and stability in the region and the world, King Abdullah reaffirmed to Trump.

The same goes for the anticipated US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In the meantime, Safadi and counterparts from around Arab and Muslim worlds will confer on means to deal with the imminent decision.

Notably, the Jordanian position on it is that any such declaration is considered a violation of international  resolutions and the United Nations' charter on Jerusalem and Palestine.

Safadi discussed the issue with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Algeria's Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mauritania, Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih.

He also carried out intensive consultations with the Palestinian official, Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

At this point, Jordan hopes to formulate a plan of action to deal with the repercussions of the US decision.

Naturally, should the US make the decision, it will highly increase tension in the region and undermine efforts to revive the peace process, according to Safadi.

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