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Jerusalem: Qatar, Jordan draw battle-line with Guatemala

By News Express on 27/12/2017

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 •Aerial view of Jerusalem.
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Qatar and Jordan on Tuesday blasted Guatemala’s recent decision to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“The Guatemalan decision runs contrary to the international consensus embodied by the United Nations General Assembly’s recent overwhelming rejection of the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (by the United States) and the Assembly’s call to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions there,” read a Tuesday statement issued by Qatar’s Foreign Ministry.

“We consider this decision (by Guatemala) to be null and void and of no legal significance,” it added, going on to voice hope that Guatemala would reconsider the move.

Jordan, meanwhile, described the Guatemalan decision as a “provocative act” and a “violation of international resolutions.”

“We reject Guatemala’s decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi tweeted late Monday.

“(Israel-) occupied Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian state, the establishment of which – on pre-1967 borders – remains a precondition for achieving peace in the region,” he added.

On Sunday, following a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced that his country – following Washington’s lead – would move its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The following day, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry blasted the move as “a brazen act of disrespect… to the collective positions of international alliances and groups to which Guatemala is a party.”

Morales’s declaration came three weeks after US President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – a move that has drawn condemnation and protest from across the Arab and Muslim world.

Last week, the UN's 193-member General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on the US to withdraw its recognition of the flashpoint city as Israel’s capital.

A total of 128 member-states voted in favor of the motion, nine voted against it – Guatemala among them – and 35 abstained. Twenty-one member-states did not cast ballots.

Unlike resolutions adopted by the 15-member UN Security Council, UN General Assembly resolutions are considered non-binding.

•Text courtesy of Anadolu Agency.

 

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Posted 27/12/2017 05:13:35 AM

 

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