(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Dec 19 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait will highlight the Palestinian cause during its tenure as a non-permanent member of UNSC, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Tuesday.
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled's statement came during his participation at the regular session of the National Assembly.
The US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the step to move the American embassy to the holy city will be strongly protested, affirmed Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled.
He indicated that the decision violated several UNSC resolutions on Palestine and it violated all international laws and norms.
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled said that the decision, if implemented, would crush all hopes for peace in the Middle East and it will be a direct slap towards the Arab peace initiative.
Kuwait stands in solidarity with the Palestinians and it will support all efforts to establish a Palestinian state.
In regards to the US veto of a UNSC resolution condemning the Jerusalem decision late Monday, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled indicated that the resolution was a clear indication of the the world's disapproval of the American decision.
He hoped that the US would reconsider the situation and back down from this unjust policy. (end) jy.gta