FM meets permanent UN Security Council member states’ ambassadors to Jordan

Amman, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Thursday met with the ambassadors of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to the Kingdom to urge the international community to act “effectively” and “quickly” to counter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement of his intention to annex Israeli illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories and to impose Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea.

During the meeting, Safadi stressed the need for the Security Council and the entire international community to take “a clear and unequivocal” position to condemn the annexation announcement, to reject this flagrant violation of international laws and international legitimacy resolutions as a dangerous escalation that undermines the foundations of the peace process, pushes the whole region towards violence, and fuels conflict.

Safadi briefed the ambassadors of the “disastrous” repercussions of the Israeli announcement on the efforts to achieve lasting peace in the region, adding Netanyahu’s pledge, if implemented, would undermine the two-state solution, which is the only way to resolving the conflict and ending the peace process.

In this context, Safadi affirmed this announcement will perpetuate an atmosphere of despair that will spark anger and violence, which will threaten peace and security in the whole region.

Source: Jordan News Agency