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Jordan- Bahous: US decision is violation of international legitimacy


(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Amman, Dec. 8 (Petra)-- Jordan's permanent representative to the UN Sima Bahous said the decision of the US president to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and consider it as the capital of Israel, will increase tension in the region.

In a speech during a special session held by the UN Security Council today on the US president's decision on Jerusalem, Bahous said the decision constitutes a violation of international legitimacy resolutions and the UN charter which affirm that the status of Jerusalem cannot be decided expect through negotiations between the concerned parties.

"His Majesty King Abdullah II is the custodian of the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem," she said, adding that Jordan will continue intensive diplomatic efforts at the regional and international levels and with the Palestinian brethren to push for an end to the occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the Palestinian national soil, protect Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian holy sites and preserve the legal and historical status in the holy city.

Jordan, Bahous added, considers all unilateral actions that aim at imposing a new reality as null and void and therefore, it rejects this decision which will only increase tension.

"The occupation is the main reason for tension in the region, and there will be no security without a solution that brings justice to the Palestinians, fulfills their legitimate rights and leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital," she added.


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