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PM rejects Jerusalem status

Published : Thursday, 7 December, 2017 at 5:43 PM Count : 354

Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will jeopardise the peace efforts the US itself initiated, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Speaking at a media briefing in Dhaka, Hasina said that it is only natural that President Trump’s announcement is not acceptable to the Muslim nations.

“There’s a UN resolution on this and no-one will accept the announcement disregarding it,” she said.

The Palestinians have the right for their own state, said the prime minister adding that the 1967 border has to be reinstated. “In line with that agreement, East Jerusalem has to be the capital of Palestine.”

Referring to the 2000 peace effort brokered by the then US president Bill Clinton, Hasina said, “It’s the US that started the effort to end the conflict. In fact, a Nobel Peace prize was awarded for it, and now they are jeopardising it.”

The prime minister called on the Muslim world to unite against the unilateral decision.


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