Khaleda raises concern over Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

Published: December 10, 2017 15:10:25 | Updated: December 12, 2017 16:52:06


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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday expressed deep concern over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Khaleda said that it would seriously affect peace and stability in the Middle East, and the two-state solution efforts.
She urged the US President in a statement to review his decision immediately.
Khaleda thinks the US President’s decision is a ‘slap’ on the right of Palestinian people to live independently in their own country.

“I’m deeply worried like the other peace-loving people of the world over the fresh commotion in the Middle East generated by US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” the BNP chief said, according to UNB report.

“This decision has disheartened not only the Palestinians, but also every peace-loving person of the world. I strongly protest the unilateral decision against the repressed Palestinian people,” she said.

The BNP chairperson called upon all concerned and global leaders to take effective steps for establishing permanent peace in the Middle East by recognising the justified demand of Palestinian people.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump formally recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, breaking with decades of US policy and defying overwhelming global opposition.

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